Join the St. James Evanston Parish this Friday, September 28 at 7 PM for this book talk, the published diary of Hagop Vartanian, which offers a unique perspective on the Genocide. Mr. Vartanian was already in America during the Genocide, and his diary provides details about his earlier migration and the anguish he felt as the horrors of Genocide touched his family even as he was thousands of miles away. Presented in conjunction with a pilgrimage to the St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral by parishioners from the St. James Armenian Church in Evanston, descendants of Mr. Vartanian will be present to introduce the book and the remarkable story of the diary. Fr. Hovhan Khoja-Eynatyan and members of the family will read excerpts.
These memoirs offer a less common view of the Armenian Genocide. Through this unique perspective, we can gain a greater understanding of Armenian history and the Armenian-American experience. We invite you to join us for this opportunity!
A reception with light refreshments will follow