The Turkish Genocide of the Armenians

Continuing Effects on Survivors and Their Families Eight Decades after Massive Trauma
  • Diane Kupelian
  • Anie Sanentz Kalayjian
  • Alice Kassabian
Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


This chapter will introduce to the psychological literature a traumatized group that is little known, although its story is 80 years old. When this group, the Armenians, first emerged from its catastrophic trauma after World War I, psychology was in its infancy. Moreover, there was no impetus for collecting this group’s personal data, in contrast to the reparations requirements that produced much of the early literature on Holocaust survivors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane Kupelian
    • 1
  • Anie Sanentz Kalayjian
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alice Kassabian
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.USA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyFordham UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.New YorkUSA
  4. 4.School of Social WorkVirginia Commonwealth UniversityArlingtonUSA
  5. 5.ViennaUSA

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