Tuesday, April 24, 2012

YOUTUBE reveals the plight of the Armenians of Marash, 1915-1923

Memories of Marash: The Legacy of a Lost Armenian Community (2002) (Click blue link above to view.)

Roger Hagopian's 74-minute documentary tracing the history of the city of Marash, the city of Marash Girl's ancestors, the ancient Hittite city that no longer exists for Armenians, the city where many an Armenian family perished at the hands of the Turks, the city where our lands, our peoples, our books, our churches are no longer.  Featured are interviews with Prof. Leon Janikian, Rev. Vartan Hartunian and Peter Bilezikian.  

Copies of the DVD entitled MEMORIES OF MARASH by filmmaker Roger Hagopian are available at OldCornerBooks.com.


  1. Aline, Raffi, Matt, and I just watched the video. Raffi says: "It was not that good because I don't know why the Turks were trying to kill the Armenians."
    Aline wants to know: "Amma, do you know all the people in the video?"
    Lorig says: "May we keep love in our hearts as we work for human rights for all people."

    1. We're not quite sure why anyone would want to kill innocent men, women, children, and the unborn. And yes, Amma knows all of the people interviewed in the video as well as the videographer, Elina!

  2. "Memories of Marash" was very moving. So many years of suffering! And, what inspiring determination to survive!

  3. Finally made the time to sit down and watch this today. Very moving.