Category Archives: Armenians

IN THE BEGINNING…

My grandfather (medz ha’/eer) and grandmother (medz ma’/eer) immigrated from Kharpert (also known as Harpoot) in Armenia. Don’t try to find Kharpert on a map of Armenia–it’s no longer there. Kharpert was one of the casualties of the Armenian genocide, … Continue reading

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BOOK TALK CATCH-UP

A lot has happened since January, when I began posting topics related to my new project about Armenians: the genocide, mass migration by survivors, and the generations of Armenian Americans they produced. That project is a long way from done, … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE

HA’/EE YEM!   A-ME-REE-GA-TSEE YEM! I am Armenian! I am American! [Scenes From the Armenian genocide (shaded due to graphic nature): Left-bodies prior to burning; Top right-public hangings; Bottom right-refugees boarding lifeboats at Smyrna] An internet video search of the … Continue reading

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DANCE MEMORIES-ARMENIAN STYLE

I’m sitting here at my computer, immersing myself in my Armenian story with the accompaniment of Armenian music. The music has triggered memories of long-ago experiences: background music at some unidentified event with my cousins near Boston; a wedding where … Continue reading

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THINGS LEARNED ON THE WAY TO A BOOK

My current project began with a plan to write a history of the Armenian Church where I spent much of my childhood and teen years. It’s evolved since its original conception and likely will evolve further as I continue my … Continue reading

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