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[FAR Scholarship]: FAR Selects the First Margaret Ajemian Ahnert Scholars.

November 1, 2010

The Fund for Armenian Relief is pleased to announce the selection of its first five Margaret Ajemian Ahnert Scholars, who now have the chance to continue their education in journalism and become future leaders in the Armenian press.

Established in July 2010, this scholarship aims to specifically support and empower aspiring female journalists by providing the opportunity to receive the education and training they need. Margaret Ajemian Ahnert established this scholarship fund in memory of her mother Ester Ajemian. The fund, administered by FAR, provides full tuition and monthly stipends to female graduate students in Armenia. Ms. Ahnert, herself a media specialist, worked for years as a television producer and a teacher before publishing her first book The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide, which is based on her mother’s memories of the 1915 genocide, its unprecedented horrors and her escape.

Please read more in FARs Media Release.


[FAR New York]: One more Knock at the Door for Amasia.

April 28, 2010

Twenty-five kilometers northwest of Gyumri, just over the Akhurian River on the Turkish-Armenian border, lies Amasia. Departing from Gyumri, we drove for about 30 minutes along a half paved, half unpaved road, gazing at the imposing snow-covered mountains and shielding our eyes from the glinting sun. With us we bore a gift for Amasia’s library – a copy of Margaret Ajemian Ahnet’s book The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide.

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[Event]: Margaret Ahnert Discusses New Genocide Book in Washington, DC

May 27, 2009

Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide, spoke about her book on April 15, 2009 at the Armenian embassy in Washington, DC. Hosted by the Fund for Armenian Relief and the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the United States, the author discussed her book with a sizable crowd of friends of the Armenian community, including former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Evans. Ahnert was pleased with the attendance and graciousness of both FAR and the Armenian Ambassador to the U.S., Tatoul Markarian. “FAR does wonderful things in Armenia and it is a commendable organization,” said Ahnert.

Book signing by Margaret Ahnert


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In The Knock at the Door, Ahnert tells her mother Ester’s story about surviving the brutality of the Armenian Genocide and her eventual escape to the United States. The author was honored recently as the recipient of the Distinguished Humanitarian Award, and is also winner of the 2008 New York Book Fair Award for Best Historical Memoir.

Tatoul Markarian, Armenian Ambassador to the USA

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