Location Abril Books

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Address 415 E. Broadway
Glendale, Ca
91205
Contact Phone 818-243-4112

Events at Abril Books

100 Years Later: Dealing with the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide

This film follows the historian Ara Sarafian and the Gomidas Institute's work in eastern Turkey. It is not an observational film about what word to use for the murder of over a million people. It's about how to create reconciliation between Turks, Kurds and Armenians over a crime that many still refuse to recognize. Filmed in April 2015, it shows the political situation in south east Turkey just before the 2015 elections and the continuation of violence between the PKK and Turkish state. This will be the first screening of John Lubbock's film in the United States. Ara Sarafian takes part in the question and answer session that follows the screening. Ara Sarafian s an archival historian specializing on late Ottoman and modern Armenian history. He is the director of the Gomidas Intitute in (London). His recent work has addressed the Armenian issue by building bridges with civil society and professional groups in Turkey with a focus on Bitlis, Mutki and Diyarbakir.

Date: 02/19/16

Time: 7:30 P.M.

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The Legacies of Henry Morgenthau and Lewis Einstein

Historian Ara Sarafian from London will discuss the importance of two American officials and their views of the Armenian Genocide, Henry Morgenthau and Lewis Einstein. Both men were at the American embassy in Constantinople in 1915 and bore witness to the Armenian Genocide. Both were also outspoken on the Armenian issue in their own ways. He will show how they demonstrated the importance of the American Embassy in Constantinople in documenting the Armenian Genocide of 1915. And he will discuss how Turkish state intellectuals have laid a false trail to obscure the importance of such American records. Ara Sarafian is an archival historian specializing on late Ottoman and modern Armenian history. He is the director of the Gomidas Intitute in (London). His recent work has addressed the Armenian issue by building bridges with civil society and professional groups in Turkey with a focus on Bitlis, Mutki and Diyarbakir.

Date: 02/16/16

Time: 7:30 P.M.

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