"HATCHN" DOCUMENTARY WAS SCREENED IN NATEKATSI CULTURAL CENTER
25.03.2009 17:36 GMT+04:00
Little town of nor Hatchn, located not far from Yerevan, was named
in commemoration to historical Hatchn in the mountainous region of
Cilicia. A 30-minute "Hatchn" documentary authored by Gayane Arakelyan
portrays tragic fate of the town.
Thousands of Armenians who lived in Hatchn in 1915 were eliminated
or exiled to the desert of Der Dzor. Some of the survivors returned
to Hatchn after World War I, where in 1920 they fought to stand
the siege of Turkish Army. The town was razed to the ground, only
300 Armenians survived. At present the Turkish town of Saimbeyli is
located on historic Hatchn’s territory.