106-Year-Old Armenian Genocide Survivor Coming to Watertown

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A 106-year-old woman who survived the Armenian Genocide will be a special guest at an event at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown.

The Genocide Education Project will host a training workshop for high school teachers on how to teach about the Armenian Genocide on June 10 in Watertown. Asdghig “Starrie” Alemian, 106, of Weymouth, will be in attendance at the event, according to a report on the Public Radio of Armenia website.

Also speaking at the event will be Sara Cohan of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, who will deliver a talk called, “Testimony: The educational power of Armenian Genocide survivor interviews.”

The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the ALMA, 65 Main St. in Waterotwn. It will be hosted by the Watertown Public Schools, The Genocide Education Project (GenEd), Boston Public Schools, The Armenian Library and Museum of America, and the National Association for Armenian Studies, with the participation of the USC Shoah Foundation.

2 thoughts on “106-Year-Old Armenian Genocide Survivor Coming to Watertown

  1. I am very excited for this event as my grandparents were genocide survivers. I am interested to learn. Can the public come?

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