AGBU Gala in London Rouses Tremendous Support for Syrian Relief

 $325,000 Raised for the AGBU Humanitarian Emergency Relief Fund for Syrian Armenians On May 21, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) brought together hundreds of supporters and friends for a Gala Benefit Dinner at the Landmark Hotel in London. The evening was devoted to celebrating the [more...]

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Book Launch: ‘The Armenian Genocide Legacy’

  The cover of The Armenian Genocide Legacy THE HAGUE, Netherlands—November 2015 saw the publication of Alexis Demirdjian’s The Armenian Genocide Legacy, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Edited by Demirdjian and co-authored by 22 experts from different fields of study, the volume was [more...]

April 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Conference on Western Armenian Held at Oxford

OXFORD, U.K. (A.W.)—Armenian Studies at the University of Oxford (Faculty of the Oriental Studies), with the financial support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, held a conference on Jan. 21-23 that addressed multidimensional problems related to the vitality of Western Armenian as a [more...]

February 27, 2016 // 2 Comments

Yazidi Genocide Commemorated in Paris

Special for the Armenian Weekly  PARIS, France (A.W.)—On Aug. 2, Yazidis in Paris observed the first year anniversary of the start of the Yazidi Genocide on the Trocadero Esplanade, also known as the Parvis of Human Rights. Around 80 people gathered on the esplanade at 2 p.m. The event was [more...]

August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Paris Conference on Genocide Draws Experts from Around the World

Special for the Armenian Weekly ‘France is working to pay off its debt to the Armenians for not having made every effort to save them and prevent their disappearance from the Ottoman Empire between 1918 and 1923.’ PARIS (A.W.)—A three-day academic conference titled “The Genocide of the [more...]

March 28, 2015 // 3 Comments

Berlin’s Gorki Theater Commemorates Genocide Centenary

BERLIN, Germany—On March 7, the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin launched an artistic program titled “It Snows In April” dedicated to the 100th year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Consisting of plays, a film series, concerts, lectures, and screenings, it will run until April 25. The [more...]

March 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

New Documentary: ‘Turkey, the Legacy of Silence’

PARIS, France—For the past two years, Anna Benjamin and Guillaume Clere have been driven by the desire to give a voice to descendants—in Turkey—of Armenian Genocide survivors. In January 2015, the two French journalists came closer to reaching their goal of producing a documentary and [more...]

February 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

Bohjalian Receives Award in Moscow

Russian Translation of ‘Sandcastle Girls’ to Come Out in 2015 MOSCOW, Russia (A.W.)—New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian received a Soglasie (Concord) Award from the World Armenian Congress and Union of Armenians in Russia in December, for his “devotion to the Armenian [more...]

January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

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