Friday, June 12, 2015

Dr. Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy speaks on SACRED JUSTICE: THE VOICES AND LEGACY OF THE ARMENIAN OPERATION NEMESIS

Yesterday evening, at NAASR in Belmont, Massachusetts, Dr. Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy spoke about the inspiration of her new book, SACRED JUSTICE to a sell-out audience (free admission); she recalled her childhood as an Armenian girl growing up with grandparents who had survived the Armenian Genocide, with a grandfather was one of the leaders of NEMESIS (a fact she never knew until years after he passed away and she and her grandmother found his letters, all damp and mildewed, in the basement of his house)  -- and more generally, on how writing our story, telling our story can mediate trauma, on how Armenians become survivors by telling their story.
"The book includes a large collection of previously unpublished letters, found in the upstairs study of the author's grandfather, Aaron Sachaklian, letters that show his strategies and plans and those of Shahan Natalie and Armen Garo in carrying out the covert operation known as 'Operation Nemesis, the covert operation created to assassinate the architects of the Armenian Genocide.'"
Marian MacCurdy speaking with Judy Sarian .

Marian MacCurdy inscribes and signs a copy of her book
SACRED JUSTICE for Judy Sarian.

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