CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 |
Local Armenian leaders on Tuesday used an appearance by President Obama at the DreamWorks Animation studio to request that the White House allow a Smithsonian display of a rug handmade by refugee orphans of the mass genocide about a century ago. It took about 10 months for Armenian genocide survivors living at an American-sponsored orphanage to weave and knot the 12-foot-by-18-foot rug, which was scheduled to be displayed at the Smithsonian Castle...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2013 |
To understand why Zaven Khanjian wants the Armenian community in Syria - a dwindling population caught in the crossfire of civil war - to endure, you have to go back nearly a century. Long before in-fighting began more than two years ago, Armenians settled in Syria after being driven out of Turkey during the genocide of 1915. Destitute and sick, the Christians were welcomed by the mostly Arabic Syrians and flourished, especially in Aleppo, a city close to the Turkish border and hard hit by war between rebel forces and the sitting government.
June 7, 1992
Whether the Armenians' deaths were brought on by war or genocide will be debated for decades to come. It's time that Armenians living here bury the hatchet on the Turkish issue or return to now-independent Armenia, where their shouts of hatred might fall on more sympathetic ears. PHILLIP A. PILGRAM Glendale
March 12, 1997
The real "hidden chefs of Turkey" are the Armenians! Nine other ethnic groups were listed as contributors to the flavors of Gaziantep ("The Hidden Chefs of Turkey," Feb. 12). At the turn of the century, Armenians made up almost 50% of the population of Aintab (as Gaziantep was then known). I am certain they also made a contribution. The Turks refuse to acknowledge that Armenians were their predecessors in Asia Minor. The Times must not help perpetuate this myth. AURORA LEHMANN CHATSWORTH
May 31, 1988
A Moscow dissident said that hundreds of thousands of Armenians rallied again in Yerevan, the capital of their Soviet republic, to renew territorial demands that form the core of an ethnic dispute. Journalist Sergei Grigoryants said that a protest by about 300,000 people occurred on a square in Yerevan where huge demonstrations were held in February. Grigoryants is half Russian and half Armenian. No independent confirmation was available.
March 4, 2007
I found "A Heritage in Common," Feb. 11, on local Armenians in Glendale, very interesting and will pass it on to a friend who is Russian Armenian. It mentioned social services that are available to immigrants. Would you please give me more information? FRANCES VELLA Los Angeles Editor's note: The Armenian Relief Society in Glendale offers family counseling, employment referrals and immigration and social services. For information, call (818) 241-7533, go to www.arswestusa.