The world premiere of the recently discovered lost film, “Jackie in the Near East,” a 1924 short film produced by the Near East Relief (NER) and featuring child-star Jackie Coogan, who helped raise millions of dollars in America for orphans of the Armenian Genocide.
You are invited to a special in-person event to mark a major new addition to the USC Libraries Holocaust & Genocide Studies Collection. The Vahakn Dadrian Armenian Genocide Book Collection is made possible by the Ararat Eskijian Museum and Research Center.
Dr. Carla Garapedian, who wrote the preface to this new edition of Remembrances: The Assassination of Talaat Pasha, will provide a general introduction and Bedo Demirdjian, translator of the memoir, will talk about the challenges of working with this manuscript.
The Armenian contribution to Ottoman photography is supposedly well known, with histories documenting the famous studios of the imperial capital, Ottoman Armenian-run establishments that produced Orientalist visions for tourists and images of modernity for a domestic elite.