Selective Amnesia: Memory and History of the Urfalli Syrian Orthodox Christians

  title={Selective Amnesia: Memory and History of the Urfalli Syrian Orthodox Christians},
  author={N. Sato},
  pages={315 - 333}
  • N. Sato
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Identities
This article analyzes how a community of Syrian Orthodox Christians (Urfallis), who were forced to emigrate from Urfa to Aleppo in 1924, reconstruct their collective history. These displaced Christians maintain silence about two important events in their history. The reason for their emigration and their participation in the Syrian nationalist movement during the 1930s are either wiped from their memories or deliberately concealed. This selective amnesia is conditioned largely by the complex… Expand
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