Posts Tagged ‘armenian genocide’

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[Web Wrap]: Peter Balakian Reading in NYC.

October 12, 2010

Peter Balakian, author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response, to speak in lower Manhattan this Wednesday evening.

Professor Peter Balakian will read at the 9/ll Memorial & Museum in New York City, located at 20 Vesey Street, on Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.

As the first speaker in the fall-winter speakers series, “9/11, Today and Tomorrow,” Peter Balakian will read from his new book of poems Ziggurat, just published by The University of Chicago Press.

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[Web Wrap]: Find a Middle Ground: Armenian Church and Getty Should Work Together.

July 20, 2010

By Heghnar Watenpaugh via Los Angeles Times

Hat Tip: Liana Aghajanian via @writepudding on Twitter

Seven illustrated pages ripped out of a medieval Gospels manuscript: Who owns them; who should own them? Those who value them as works of art, or those who revere them as religious objects? The seven pages feature beautiful illuminations by Toros Roslin, the most important Armenian miniatures painter of the Middle Ages. Their value is immense as artifacts, but also as rare witnesses to the memory of a nation almost erased from history. The manuscript from which the pages were torn was lost during the Armenian genocide of 1915-22 The Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America believes those seven pages are holy and belong to the church: It is suing the J. Paul Getty Museum to get them back. The Getty says it owns the pages as works of art and acquired them legally.

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[FAR New York]: Remembering the Armenian Genocide.

April 24, 2010

Today the world is reminded of unspeakable tragedy. Ninety-five years have passed since Ottoman Turkey tried to eradicate the Armenian heritage, identity, and culture from the world. This effort managed to extinguish 1.5 million lives and displace millions more in the generations that followed.

We at the Fund for Armenian Relief join our voice to millions of those all around the Globe to say: this period of darkness must never be forgotten.

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[FAR New York]: We will never forget.

April 23, 2010

On April 24, like every year, FAR Armenia staff will visit Tsitsernakaberd Memorial and place flowers on the genocide monument. FAR Mathevosian Scholars and other program beneficiary are going to join and pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

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Credit: Levon Lachikyan

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[Beneficiaries Portraits]: Lyudvig Yeghiazaryan, the Armenian Genocide Survivor.

April 23, 2010

By Marina Bazayeva

Let us present a story that Grandpa Lyudvig told us. He passed away recently. There are fewer and fewer survivors of the Armenian Genocide with us today. We should not forget the generation that suffered immensely. And we will never allow the tragedy to repeat anytime, anywhere.

The story is real and very interesting and the teller a very charming man, a once favored recipient of the Atinizians Senior Center. He was kind-hearted and always smiling. We translated his life story from Armenian and hope we did not lose the feelings Mr. Lyudvig conveyed to us. His astonishing memory was amazing. He recalled a lot about the old days, and his insights are invaluable to the younger generation.

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Lyudvig Yeghiazaryan, the Armenian Genocide Survivor

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Credit: Yeghiazaryan Family Trust

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[FAR New York]: FAR Attends Conference on Cultural Genocide.

April 23, 2010

Representatives from FAR attended an international conference on Tuesday, April 20, which was organized by The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and the Republic of Armenia Diaspora Ministry. The conference was held in the museum’s Erebuni Hall.

This particular event focused on cultural genocide — the destruction of the national, spiritual, and cultural heritage of a people. Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan opened. She was followed by panels moderated by representatives from Yerevan State University, Armenia’s Constitutional Court, and the Ministry of Justice from the Netherlands, among others. Experts also spoke about the genocide’s impact on Armenian art, language, and music.

The conference is one of the many events FAR has participated in this week as we approach the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 24.

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Credit: Ara Jingirian

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[FAR New York]: Battle Over History – “60 Minutes” on Armenian Genocide

March 2, 2010