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November 5, 2003
Darleene Barrientos During a special reading at the Glendale Public Library auditorium Thursday, author Peter Balakian will share a discovery about the Armenian Genocide that surprised him: that America actually cared. Balakian will answer questions and read from his book, "The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response," on Thursday at the Glendale Public Library's auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St. The event is sold out, but Balakian's book will be sold at the event and he will be available to sign copies.
April 17, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday once again called on President Obama to officially recognize the Armenian genocide of 1915 - a request that for years has gone unfulfilled amid political pressure from a key NATO ally, Turkey.  The genocide of 1915 to 1918 claimed the lives of roughly 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, which became the modern republic of Turkey. Modern day Turkey disputes that genocide took place, claiming the victims were killed during the violent chaos of World War I and its aftermath.
April 21, 2004
Robert Chacon The denial by the Turkish government that it killed more than a million Armenians in the early part of the 20th century sears Nareg Keshishian's soul, as well as those of his fellow American Armenians, he said. "The German government pays reparations to Jews and their families who suffered in the concentration camps. The [Cambodian] Pol Pot regime had been revealed as murderers. Stalin was held accountable for the loss of Ukranian lives.
April 6, 2007
Local author Kay Mouradian will discuss her novel, "A Gift in The Sunlight: An Armenian Story," at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library. "A Gift in the Sunlight" is inspired by a true story that took place during the Armenian Genocide nearly 100 years ago. A young Armenian girl, Flora, and her family are deported from their homeland in Turkey during World War I. Flora and family are among two million Armenians forced to walk hundreds of miles through the barren deserts of Syria.
By Mary O'Keefe | April 21, 2006
The Glendale Unified School District school board voted unanimously to approve Resolution 28-Remembering the Armenian Genocide and Reaffirming a Better World. The Armenian Genocide is commemorated on April 24. According to statistics from the Armenian National Institute, between the years of 1915 and 1923 it is estimated that two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed and over one million were deported by Turkish authorities. Many Armenians were placed into concentration camps.
October 14, 2000
Joyce Rudolph NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- A producer/director hopes his film on Armenian Genocide survivors will educate the public so that history will never be repeated. For more than 25 years, Thousand Oaks resident J. Michael Hagopian documented interviews of 350 survivors in 13 countries for his trilogy, "The Witnesses." The first part, titled "Voices from the Lake," will receive its world premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood.
By Mark Kellam | December 16, 2011
A federal appeals court will rehear a challenge to a California law that has resulted in lawsuits against insurance companies on behalf of victims of the Armenian Genocide. The state law, passed in 2000, extends the statute of limitations for life insurance claims that were never paid out to descendants of Armenian Genocide victims. California residents originally were given a deadline of Dec. 31, 2010, but legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) extended it to Dec. 31, 2016.
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