Monthly archives: February, 2019

Photo of Armenians of Van at a Bakery – 1915

Photo of Armenians of Van at a Bakery

This photograph of Armenians surrounded by Turkish soldiers gathered at Van’s public bakery in the hope of getting bread was published in the first edition of the memoirs of former US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Henry Sr. Morgenthau. The caption for the photograph states: “Without warning, these people were evicted from their homes and …

Lecture of Armin Wegner on the Deportation of Armenians in Turkey – Slap in the Face for the Son of the Ambassador of Turkey

Lecture of Armin Wegner on the Deportation of Armenians in Turkey

In 1915-1917, famous German writer Armin Theophil Wegner served in the Ottoman Empire (in northern Mesopotamia) in the detachment of Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz as a correspondent for the German media and medical officer. A witness to the Armenian Genocide, he personally saw the caravans of deported Armenians and took about 200 photos. After …

Brief Chronology of the Pogroms of Armenians 1904-1914

Brief Chronology of the Pogroms of Armenians

June 12, 1903. By the decree of the governor of the Transcaucasia Prince Grigory Golitsyn began the confiscation of the property of the Armenian Church in Russia. The decree caused a sharp rise in anti-government sentiments among Armenians and contributed to the strengthening of the influence and authority of Armenian national parties (in particular, the …

Nagorno-Karabakh Officially Was a Part of Armenia in 1921

Nagorno-Karabakh Officially

An exceptional fact. In the first half of 1921, Nagorno-Karabakh officially was a part of Soviet Armenia. This is evidenced by the official statement of the People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of Soviet Armenia on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is dated back to June 1921. The noteworthy document is kept in the collections of …

Objective idealist David the Invincible – Armenian Philosophy

Objective idealist David the Invincible

Objective idealist David Anhakht or David the Invincible (6th century) was a great representative of Neo-Platonism in Armenia. His writings combine the teachings of classical Platonism with the teachings of Pythagoras and Aristotle. In his works “Analysis of the Introduction of Porphyry” and “Definitions of Philosophy”, many questions are raised about the nature of philosophical …

The Greatest Strength of Armenia Lies in Education

The Greatest Strength of Armenia

The 2014 interview of the President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Vartan Gregorian allows us to evaluate what has been achieved and what has been lost since then. In my opinion, today, the education of Armenia is going through its most difficult times in the recent history since the realities of what is …

Buzand Yeghiaian – Witness to the Three Periods of the Armenian Genocide

Buzand Yeghiaian – Witness to the Three Periods

Buzand Yeghiaian (1900 – 1995) was an Armenian intellectual, teacher, historian, editor, and an outstanding public figure who had a great contribution in the field of education and culture of Armenia. Yeghiaian authored numerous historiographic, pedagogical, theological, and religious books, as well as plays, poems, and standalone articles. Being a renowned teacher, he gave lectures …