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One Man’s Survival Journey Reflects Grit

  Hrant Russian defied the odds he faced during the genocide. LEXINGTON, Mass.—Hrant’s Story: A Journey to Survive is a true eyewitness account of one man’s life and survival in the Armenian Genocide during the early part of the 20th century. Traveling from Kharpert to freedom, his [more...]

January 13, 2016 // 1 Comment

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Bohjalian Discusses New Book, Armenia in Weekly Interview

Bohjalian in Armenia (Photo: Aaron Spagnolo) Acclaimed novelist Chris Bohjalian’s latest book, The Guest Room, will be released just in time for Christmas…specifically, Armenian Christmas. “My non-Armenian friends are frustrated that the book won’t be ready for the December holidays,” he [more...]

December 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

Water is distributed to whoever is in need of water and does not have access to a reservoir

Surviving Aleppo: An Interview with Nerses Sarkissian

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—As the Syrian Civil War approaches its five-year mark, the historic Armenian community of Syria continues to be caught in the ongoing conflict. Yet, Armenians have found a way to continue their everyday life in Syria—with minor adjustments, of course. “We weren’t the [more...]

December 9, 2015 // 4 Comments

Dana Walrath Feature

Lyricism, Magic, and Graphic Medicine: An Interview with Dana Walrath

Special for the Armenian Weekly Meet author Dana Walrath. Born in Greensboro, N.C., and raised in New York City, Walrath’s heart has always been in Palu, her ancestral homeland. Her latest book, Like Water on Stone, is a heartfelt homage to the old country; a story of loss and new opportunities. [more...]

November 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

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From Baku Pogroms to Elected Office in Maine

Turcotte Speaks to the Weekly about Her Win, Election Campaign, and Journey WESTBROOK CITY, Maine (A.W.)—“Coming to the United States as a refugee in 1992, I was always fascinated with the electoral process, the judicial system, and the way of life here. I love this country. I voted the minute [more...]

November 11, 2015 // 10 Comments

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Hitler, Ataturk, and German-Turkish Relations

An Interview with Stefan Ihrig Special for the Armenian Weekly The following interview with Stefan Ihrig, author of Justifying Genocide: Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler (due out in December 2015), was conducted by Edward Kanterian, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University [more...]

October 30, 2015 // 13 Comments

Sign at the entrance of the Camp reads ‘Camp Armen has been returned to the Armenian People’ in Turkish (Photo: Nor Zartonk)

Sayat Tekir Discusses Camp Armen Resistance, Future Actions

‘Turkey is a rich country—when it comes to injustices’ Hours after news broke out that Camp Armen would be returned to the Gedikpasha Armenian Evangelical Church Foundation, Sayat Tekir, a member of the Nor Zartonk Armenian movement of Istanbul, spoke to the Armenian Weekly, reflecting on the [more...]

October 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Penguins look forward to greeting Dr. Deneb Karentz during her annual work-study trips to Antarctica. ‘They’re very curious and will come check us out,’ she said.

Living with the Penguins in Antarctica

Imagine living in a freeze zone by an ice-covered lake named in your honor where the temperature hits 70 below (not counting wind chill) and your best friends are the penguins. For Dr. Deneb Karentz, it’s just another day on the job—in Antarctica! Dr. Deneb Karentz is bundled up in Antarctica [more...]

October 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

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