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Obama Again Bows to Turkish Pressure in his April 24 Statement

Obama Again Bows to Turkish Pressure in his April 24 Statement

President Barack Obama issued his annual statement on the Armenian Genocide, and as it was announced earlier this week, he failed to use the word Genocide to describe the systematic killing and deportation of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire, instead choosing, once again, to bow to Turkish pressure.

April 23rd, 2015

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A First-Person Testimony About The Heroic Battle of Vasbouragan

A First-Person Testimony About The Heroic Battle of Vasbouragan

Between April 7 and May 4, 1915, the free-spirited and courageous Armenians of Van had no other means but to defend themselves in order to escape massacre and total annihilation.

April 23rd, 2015

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Memoirs of an Armenian Genocide Survivor from Hadjin

Memoirs of an Armenian Genocide Survivor from Hadjin

Petitions were made via the National Union to the French Government. However, these requests to send French forces to Hadjin, remained unanswered. Each day, telegrams from Hadjin were received expressing the close proximity of the danger. The petitions would be repeated to send aid

April 23rd, 2015

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The Great Retreat from Vasbouragan (June-July 1915)

The Great Retreat from Vasbouragan (June-July 1915)

After two and one half months from the April-May battles, just as the new Armenian government was starting to operate, the Russian command suddenly—and without any explanation—decided to retreat from the areas it was occupying

April 23rd, 2015

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‘A Wreath of Violet’s’

‘A Wreath of Violet’s’

A Wreath of Violet’s is the story of survival during the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. It is a fictionalized account, based on the true story of Lori Berberian’s family. Following is an excerpt from the unpublished manuscript

April 23rd, 2015

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A Deconstruction Of Connected Histories In Aline Ohanesian’s ‘Orhan’s Inheritance’

A Deconstruction Of Connected Histories In Aline Ohanesian’s ‘Orhan’s Inheritance’

I must admit, picking up a book with a narrative already too familiar is a tall order. The task is made even more difficult when the narrative is one that speaks to my ethnic and communal sense of belonging. The room for disappointment is wide since so much is at stake.

April 23rd, 2015

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Aline Ohanesian {in her words}

Aline Ohanesian {in her words}

Hidden Stories
It was August of 1983 and the heat of the San Fernando Valley kept us indoors. There were six of us on my aunt’s king-size bed, all under the age of nine: my brother and me and four “cousins” who were technically my aunts and uncles because they were the offspring of my grandmother’s [...]

April 23rd, 2015

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iwintness

iwintness

The iwitness public art installation by artists Ara Oshagan and Levon Parian and architect Vahagn Thomasian and sponsored by LA County Major Michael Antonovich will open April 25 at 5 pm, at the Music Center and Grand Park in downtown Los Angele

April 23rd, 2015

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Armenian Genocide Centennial Marked on Capitol Hill

Armenian Genocide Centennial Marked on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress joined with Armenian Americans from throughout the U.S. at the Capitol Hill observance of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, an evening of moving tributes and equally powerful calls for the President Obama to reject Turkey’s gag-rule and press Ankara toward a truthful and just resolution of this crime against humanity, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

April 23rd, 2015

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The Memory of the Genocide as a Moral Compass

The Memory of the Genocide as a Moral Compass

During the last few years there has been great enthusiasm for presenting the Armenian Genocide in fictional, story, form. My sense is that this notion animates all Armenians around the world. We all want our “Schindler’s List”, we all want our “Sofie’s Choice”. We want it because we cannot stop talking about the Genocide.

April 23rd, 2015

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1.5 Million Victims of Genocide Canonized at Etchmiadzin

1.5 Million Victims of Genocide Canonized at Etchmiadzin

he Armenian Church held a ceremony on Thursday at the Holy See of Etchmiadzin near Yerevan to canonize 1.5 million Armenians killed in massacres and deportations by Ottoman Turks during the Armenian Genocide.

April 23rd, 2015

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US Envoy to Turkey Attends Concert Marking Armenian Genocide

US Envoy to Turkey Attends Concert Marking Armenian Genocide

US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass on Thursday participated in a concert in Istanbul dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

April 23rd, 2015

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Turkey Recalls Ambassador after Austria Recognizes Genocide

Turkey Recalls Ambassador after Austria Recognizes Genocide

Turkey recalled its Ambassador to Vienna after Austrian lawmakers recognized the Armenian Genocide, Today’s Zaman reports.

April 23rd, 2015

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Scores Converge in Armenia for Centennial Commemoration

Scores Converge in Armenia for Centennial Commemoration

As the world prepares to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Yerevan seems to be the place for Armenians and non-Armenians to come together to honor the victims of the century-old crime.

April 23rd, 2015

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