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The Armenians of Singapore

Singapore is an incredibly successful country on the southern tip of Malaysia. More than 5 million people are packed into this compact area. It is a veritable smorgasbord of ethnicities, languages, and religions. For instance, Singapore recognizes four languages: English, Malay, Tamil, and [more...]

December 18, 2014 // 15 Comments

Nancy Kricorian (R) at the Eric Garner 'I Can't Breath' protest at Foley Square 
on Dec. 4

Armenian-American Activists Speak Out on Ferguson

‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.’ –Martin Luther King, Jr., in Letter from a Birmingham Jail, April 1963   “When [more...]

December 11, 2014 // 86 Comments

The cover page of Unit 2 of the Middle School textbook on the history of the Turkish Revolution and Ataturk. (Photo: The Armenian Weekly)

Akcam: Textbooks and the Armenian Genocide in Turkey: Heading Towards 2015

Special for the Armenian Weekly Education is extremely centralized in Turkey. All issues, including setting policy, the administration, and content of education are decided and implemented by the national government. Textbooks that are to be taught in schools are either prepared by the Ministry of [more...]

December 4, 2014 // 8 Comments

Varakavank's crumbling roof (photo by Nanore Barsoumian, The Armenian Weekly)

The Lessons of Late Ottoman Genocides for Contemporary Iraq and Syria

This article will appear in the Armenian Weekly’s upcoming magazine on Ottoman genocides, co-edited by Khatchig Mouradian (coordinator, Armenian Genocide Program, CGHR, Rutgers University) and Sabri Atman (director, Seyfo Center–the Assyrian Genocide Research Center). Scholars of [more...]

October 23, 2014 // 3 Comments

Soviet propaganda

The Northernmost Armenians of the World

Special for the Armenian Weekly Svalbard, an isolated Norwegian island, lies in the Arctic Ocean between 74 and 81 degrees north latitude. During the summer the sun does not set for 99 days, and darkness reigns for 84 days in the winter. The 3,000 or so people that call Svalbard home are considered [more...]

October 2, 2014 // 26 Comments

Scenes from the pogrom

Turkey’s Kristallnacht

Special for the Armenian Weekly Sept. 6, 1955 started just like any other day for the Greeks, Armenians, and Jews of ‎Istanbul—or Constantinople. ‎ ‎”I resided in Cengelkoy with my wife and two children back then,” wrote Apostolos Nikolaidis ‎in the book I Nihta ton [more...]

September 30, 2014 // 12 Comments

A rumble as thousands of pounds of horses come racing down the field at 35 mph; yelling; a ball goes whizzing by spectators as mounted warriors' sticks clash.

Polo Then and Now

Special for the Armenian Weekly A rumble as thousands of pounds of horses come racing down the field at 35 mph; yelling; a ball goes whizzing by spectators as mounted warriors’ sticks clash. This could be a scene from 1,000 years ago on an Anatolian plateau, or it could be the scene found in [more...]

September 23, 2014 // 6 Comments

Johannes Lepsius

1914-2014: 100 Years of the German-Armenian Society

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Johannes Lepsius is known for his work as a pastor and humanitarian who intervened on behalf of the Ottoman Armenians in the late 19th century. Johannes Lepsius When the genocide began, he returned to Constantinople from Berlin and tried in vain to dissuade the Young Turk [more...]

July 17, 2014 // 5 Comments

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