EXHIBITION OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE WORLD PRESS COVERAGE AND LECTURE SERIES TO BE HELD AT SKIRBALL CENTER
Updated: March 8, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The publication of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
Director Dr. Hayk Demoyan’s “Armenian Genocide: Front Page Coverage
in the World Press” is a resounding wake-up call for the world,
for people of conscience who value life and integrity.
The illustrations and images revealed from the archives of various
international newspapers have been amassed not only as a book, but
also as an exhibition which, at the initiative of the AGBU Asbeds,
will be available for public viewing from April 8-10, 2015, at
Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles (2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049). The exhibit will be open from 11AM – 10 p.m.,
while the lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. The three-day exhibition and
lecture series, under the heading “What the world witnessed a century
ago,” is an exceptional opportunity to bring together our Armenian and
non-Armenian peers alike. All events are free and open to the public.
The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Exhibition
Opening and Reception: Featuring greetings as well as remarks by
official guests. Message by AGBU Asbeds Chairman Dr. Harout Yaghsezian
and keynote speech by Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Director
Dr. Hayk Demoyan from Armenia.
Thursday, April 9, 2015: Economics of the Armenian Genocide and its
Consequences: Dr. Ugur Umit UngÃƒÂ¶r (Associate Professor of History at
Utrecht University, Institute of War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands) will lecture on the aforementioned topic.
The lecture will be in English. Mr. Kurken Berksanlar, former Chairman
of the AGBU Asbeds, will moderate.
Friday, April 10, 2015: Forcibly Islamized Armenians: Who are they,
how many are there, and what should their numbers have been today. Do
Armenia, Armenians, and the Armenian Apostolic Church recognize
them? Panel discussion featuring H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian,
Primate of the Western Diocese, and Mr. Raffi Bedrosyan, community
activist and writer from Toronto, Canada. Moderated by Mr.
Kurken Berksanlar former Chairman of the AGBU Asbeds.
“Armenian Genocide: Front Page Coverage in the World Press” is a 260
page volume (9Ã¢[email protected]Â³ x 12Ã¢[email protected]Â³) encompassing sketches, illustrations,
and photographs published in a number of international newspapers
from the last quarter of the 19th century to the first quarter of
the 20th century, with descriptors in Armenian and English. Browse
through its pages, look into the depths of each photograph, and
grasp its implication. As you journey through the pages you will
be transported to the past and feel yourselves in the midst of the
horrors endured by our people, a journey of death or, by some miracle,
escape, migration, and new life.
It is a volume that awakens humanity in man, prepared in a simplistic
style yet with content that stirs the soul of the reader. The book
was published in Yerevan in 2014, at the threshold of the Armenian
Genocide Centennial, under the patronage of the Armenian Genocide
Museum-Institute and by the sponsorship of the Armenian General
Benevolent Union Asbeds Committee.
Dr. Demoyan writes in the prologue, “The publications dealing with the
persecution of Armenians that appeared on the front pages of European
and American newspapers are especially interesting, and are indicative
of the topicality of the Armenian Genocide at the time and of the
intensity of the desire to know what was happening to the Armenians.”
The book is presented in five headings chronologically, beginning
from the mid-19th century until the first quarter of the 20th century.
Thus, three incredibly fascinating events await us. Let us meet at
Skirball Center on Wednesday, April 8 to Friday, April 10, 2015.