Among the genocides of the twentieth century, the one most often likened to the Holocaust is the Armenian Genocide of 1915-16. In both cases, a religious minority was targeted, and in both cases the
group that was victimized had long been the object of widespread hatred and persecution. As many at 1.5 million Armenians – perhaps half the total living in the Ottoman Empire -- perished in the
While the Holocaust is the subject of a vast literature, including many films and plays, the fate of the Armenians has seldom been dramatized. Now, Leonora Rianda, a fixture at OSU for many years, is
nearing completion of a play on the Armenian Genocide. The entire work will premiere at OSU in April 2015. In the meantime, we are pleased to provide a sneak preview during HMW 2014. This event will
culminate in a discussion of the play and of the genocide.