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

Blood For Memory: A Unique Approach to Honoring the Genocide Centennial

By Audrey Selian It was a busy day on Sat., Nov. 1 at the Blood Donation Center at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) in Switzerland; nearly a dozen people descended upon the small donation center to kick off the launch of Blood For Memory (BFM), a global campaign designed to gather 1.5 [more...]

November 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

ARS Initiates New Chapter in Belgium

On Oct. 15, during a special two-day visit to Brussels, Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Central Executive Board Chairperson Vicky Marachelian and Advisor Liza Avakian attended a meeting with local representatives of the ARS, Armenian National Committee (ANC), Homenetmen, Hamazkayin, and Armenian [more...]

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

ARS Holds Second Inter-Executive Meeting in London

On Oct. 18-19, the Armenian Relief Society’s (ARS) Second Inter-Executive Meeting took place in London’s “Navasartian” Armenian Center, organized jointly by the ARS Central Executive Board (CEB) and Great Britain’s ARS Chapter. The meeting took place with the participation of the ARS of [more...]

October 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hovhannisyan Wins Swiss Competition

Anush Hovhannisyan recently won the Concours Suisse Ernst Haefliger, an international competition for young opera singers organized as a joint-venture between the Konzert Theater Bern and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, both of which rank among the most prestigious cultural institutions in [more...]

October 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

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