National Hero Aram Yerganyan Remembered

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan–Armenpress)–Armenian national hero Aram Yerganyan’s 100th anniversary of his birth was marked during a special ceremony Sunday at the Gomidas Concert Hall during a program organized by the Garin Compatriotic Union of Armenia.

As one of the avengers of the Armenian Genocide–Yerganyan worked under the tutelage of another national hero Arshavir Shirakian to eliminate the Young Turk perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide.

The program was devoted to memorializing Yerganyan’s accomplishmen’s and the important role he played in post-Genocide national activities.

Born in Garin (Erzerum) in 1900–Yerganyan was a young witness to the Turkish atrocities during the Genocide. In 1919 he was enlisted in the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s "Executive Body" which planned and executed the assassinations of Young Turk leaders.

He died in Buenos Aires–but he is still remembered in that community for the Armenian school in the area has made visits to his grave a tradition.

"I wrote but one chapter in the ‘book of revenge,’" wrote Yerganyan–who expressed hope that those historical pages not be lost and the truth about the Armenian Genocide be revealed by future generations.

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