Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am Pacific
On Zoom and NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies.
DR. CARLA GARAPEDIAN, Filmmaker
BEDO DEMIRDJIAN, Translator
Marking the 102nd anniversary of the shooting of Talaat Pasha in Berlin, this event focuses on the publication of the first English translation of Soghomon Tehlirian’s memoir, Remembrances: The Assassination of Talaat Pasha (Gomidas Institute, 2022), originally published in Armenian in Cairo in 1953 as Soghomon Tehlirean: Verhishumner.
The assassination and Tehlirian's trial had far-reaching consequences, including a direct impact on Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word “genocide” and worked for the adoption of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in 1948.
Dr. Carla Garapedian, who wrote the preface to this new edition, provides a general introduction and Bedo Demirdjian, translator of the memoir, talks about the challenges of working with this manuscript.
Bedo Demirdjian was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a graduate of Melkonian Educational Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus, and studied Economics and European Union Integration at the University of Peireaus in Greece. He has worked as a journalist, as Communications and Public Relations Director at the ANC Europe, and as the office coordinator of the Artsakh Republic permanent representative to the Middle East. In 2020 Bedo settled in Armenia, in the province of Lori, where he headed the COAF SMART Center. He is currently in Yerevan promoting Remembrances.
Ararat-Eskijian Museum (AEM)
Armenian Film Foundation (AFF)
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)