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The Roundtable

The Assassination Plot That Avenged The Armenian Genocide

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    In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper editor, an engineering student, and a diplomat. Together they formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history. They named their operation Nemesis, after the Greek goddess of retribution.

Eric Bogosian tells their never-before-told story in his new book, Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide.

Eric Bogosian is an actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian descent. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play Talk Radio, and is the recipient of the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award, as well as three Obie Awards and the Drama Desk. He will be at The Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer, in Legacy, a new play by Daniel Goldfarb.

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