Worcester Public Library to Host Armenian Exhibit, Mouradian Lecture


Khatchig Mouradian

Khatchig Mouradian

WORCESTER — An exhibit titled “Historical Documentation Of The Armenian Genocide” will be held at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, for the month of April 1-30, sponsored by the Knights Of Vartan Arshavir Lodge No. 2.

The focus of the exhibit is on government documents, official reports, communications, photographs, letters, books, magazine and newspaper articles that were published during the years of the Genocide from 1915 to 1923. These materials accurately document the facts and the truth about the first Genocide of the modern era. The Turkish government, Turkish and other scholars, continue to deny that the Genocide “happened.”

Official records and published proof from the era as the Genocide was “happening” disprove their claims. Ten display cases in two locations on the Main Floor of the library will accommodate the exhibit.

Special Events in the Saxe Room are the following:

On Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m., there will be an opening ceremony with Mayor Joseph Petty; A performance by The Greater Worcester Armenian Chorale; Local premiere of “The Wind,” a film starring Olympia Dukakis and Shirleyann Kaladjian, directed by Alex Webb: a story of two modern Armenian women faced with an unexpected encounter from the past and with the unresolved legacy of the Armenian Genocide.

On Tuesday, April 5 at 6 p.m., the local premiere of the film “The 100-Year-Old Survivor,” directed by Peter Musurlian will take place.

On Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m., Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, PhD in Armenian Genocide Studies from Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, will discuss “Resisting Genocide from World War I to Today.”

The Exhibit and Special Events are free and open to the general public. For additional information contact Charles Der Kazarian at ckdkwomc@verizon.net.