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From Venice to Boston: The Awgerean Brothers, Hamilton Fish, and Vartan Gregorian ~ Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library

From Venice to Boston: The Awgerean Brothers, Hamilton Fish, and Vartan Gregorian ~ Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library

We offer this in tribute to all of those who keep the spirit of learning and the love of books alive, from the Mekhitarist Fathers of San Lazzaro to Vartan Gregorian.

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Genocide Survivor Memoirs in Armenian & English, 1918-1955 ~Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library

Genocide Survivor Memoirs in Armenian & English, 1918-1955 ~Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library

In this feature we highlight a group, by no means exhaustive, of memoirs by survivors of the Armenian Genocide published in Armenian and English between the years 1918 and 1955. In these memoirs we hear the voices of women and men, clergymen and political activists, natives of the eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire and of western Asia Minor, Protestant and Apostolic, intellectuals and “average” women and men, as well as one non-Armenian, an Assyrian whose people suffered largely the same fate as the Armenians.

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Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library ~ Khrimian Hayrik (1820-1907)

Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library ~ Khrimian Hayrik (1820-1907)

He is a figure which steps straight out from the Old Testament with all the fire and all the poetry. H. F. B. Lynch (Travels and Studies in Armenia)
 
In 1820 two prominent Armenians were born who devoted their lives to Armenia and the Armenian people and were venerated by their contemporaries. Khrimian Hayrik (1820-1907) was an Armenian Apostolic Church leader, educator, and publisher who became the Patriarch of Constantinople and later Catholicos of All Armenians. Ghevond Alishan (1820-1901) was a philologist, historian, geographer, translator, a member of the Mkhitarist Congregation in Venice.

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