St. Elizabeth college in New Jersey offers free program on Armenian genocide

St. Elizabeth college in New Jersey offers free program on Armenian genocide –

The College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education n New Jersey offers a free program, “From the Armenian Genocide the Holocaust: Remembering for the Future” from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 in the Annunciation Center on the college campus.

Included in the program are two speakers and experts on the Armenian Genocide: Professor Michael Berenbaum from American Jewish University in Los Angeles and Professor Richard Hovannisian from University of California at Los Angeles. A screening of the award-winning film about the Armenian Genocide, “1915 – The Movie,” and a question and answer period with the writer/director Garin Hovannisian will follow.

This program is supported by a grant from the Dadourian Foundation and is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.


  • 4:30 p.m. – Welcome
    Dr. Helen Streubert, President, College of Saint Elizabeth
    Lawrence Glaser, Associate Director, NJ Commission on Holocaust Education
  • 4:35 p.m. – “History Test”, poem written by Gregory Djanikian; read by Dr. Deborah Gerrish
  • 4:40 p.m. – Introduction
    Dr. Harriet Sepinwall, Co-Director, CSE Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education
  • 4:45 p.m. – Film Screening – “1915: The Movie”
  • 6:10 p.m. – Q/A with Co-Director: Garin Hovannisian
  • 6:30 p.m. – Traditional Armenian Supper
  • 7:20 p.m. – Welcome
    Dr. Helen Streubert
    Stephen Dadourian, Dadourian Foundation

    Mikayel Sarukhanyan, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN

  • 7:30 p.m. – Selections from composer Aram Khachaturian, “Adventures of Ivan” performed by Mihran Melkon Maldjian, Pianist
  • 7:35 p.m. – Keynote Speakers introduced by Dr. Harriet Sepinwall
    Dr. Richard Hovannisian (UCLA; USC-Shoah Foundation)
    Dr. Michael Berenbaum (AJU; USHMM Founding Research Director)
  • 8:45 p.m. – Q/A
  • 9:05 p.m. – “Holocaust Hauntings”, poem written and read by Dr. Deborah Gerrish
  • 9:10 p.m. – Closing Prayer: Fr. Arshen Aivazian
  • 9:15 p.m. – Armenian Dessert Reception

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