Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Armenian Genocide

“The Armenian Genocide In History and Politics” an informative lecture and presentation at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Bridgewater resident, Raymond Ajemian on Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30 pm.
On the eve of World War I, there were two million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. By 1922, there were fewer than 400,000.  Roughly 1.5 million were killed in what the vast majority of historians consider genocide.  Despite pressure from governments around the world, historians, social justice groups, and Armenians themselves, the Turkish government today, as in the past, refuses to admit that the Armenians were victims of genocide.
Bridgewater resident, Ray Ajemian’s parents are both of Armenian decent and immigrated to the United States.  Ray’s mother was a survivor of the genocide. Ray has degrees in history specializing in Middle East history.  Come listen to this time in history and make sure the world does not forget.
The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

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