106-Year Old Genocide Survivor to be Honored in Watertown

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Asdghig "Starrie" Alemian of Weymouth at age 7 in an orphanage in Aleppo is on the far right. Her sister, Anna, age 9, is on the far left. The two women in the center were her two cousins (Haiganoush and Araxi) (Source: WickedLocal)

Asdghig “Starrie” Alemian of Weymouth at age 7 in an orphanage in Aleppo is on the far right. Her sister, Anna, age 9, is on the far left. The two women in the center were her two cousins (Haiganoush and Araxi) (Source: WickedLocal)

BY SUE SCHEIBLE
From The Patriot Ledger

WEYMOUTH—WEYMOUTH — The Genocide Education Project will host a training workshop for high school teachers on how to teach about the Armenian Genocide on June 10 in Watertown and Asdghig “Starrie” Alemian, 106, of Weymouth, a survivor of the genocide, will be a special guest.

The daylong event, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be held at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, 65 Main St. in Watertown Square. It is accessible by the MBTA bus lines.

“Understanding the Armenian Genocide from Primary Sources” will include a half dozen speakers, including Dikran Kaligian, PhD., history instructor at Worchester State University on “Genocide and the History of the Armenian Genocide.”

Sara Cohan of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, will speak on “Testimony: The educational power of Armenian Genocide survivor interviews.”

It is being hosted by The Genocide Education Project (GenEd), Boston Public Schools, Watertown Public Schools, The Armenian Library and Museum of America, and the National Association for Armenian Studies, with the participation of the USC Shoah Foundation.

This video below was by The Patriot Ledger when Alemian celebrated her 102nd birthday on March 1, 2012.

Roxanne Makasdjian, a part of the GenEd Board of Directors and the University of California at Berkeley Manager of Broadcast Communications, is coordinating the event.

 

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