In remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, we wanted to share with you the news that NAASR is offering the public full access to all of the testimonies of witnesses and survivors of the Genocide, recorded in the Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation.
Franz Werfel’s novel Die Vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh (The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), originally published in Berlin by Paul Zsolnay Verlag in 1933, is undoubtedly the most famous work of literature that focuses on the Armenian Genocide. We pause to remember the contribution Werfel (1890-1945) made, in the year 2020 which marks the 130th anniversary of his birth and the 75th anniversary of his death.
Due to continuing health and safety concerns arising from the coronavirus, NAASR has postponed its Annual Assembly originally set for May 9, 2020. We regret having to make this decision but look forward to seeing you in person in our beautiful new headquarters when it is possible. We will let you know the date once the situation becomes clearer than it is at the moment.
To bring the treasures of NAASR’s rare book Mardigian Library to you, we are featuring some extraordinary masterpieces from our 30,000 volume collection. For Easter week, we have chosen Bats‘atrut‘iwn sharakanats‘: Ork‘ pashtin i hasarakats‘ zhamakargut‘ean Hayastaneayts‘ Ekeghets‘woy (Բացատրութիւն շարականաց: Որք պաշտին ի հասարակաց ժամակարգութեան Հայաստանեայց Եկեղեցւոյ), by Gabriel Awetikean (Գաբրիէլ Աւետիքեան), published in 1814 at San Lazzarro in Venice (Վենետիկ Ի Վանս Սրբոյ Ղազարոյ). The book is 807 pages long and is 27 cm. in height.