The Silent Genocide of the Armenians
In the City of Khoy, Iran 1917-1918
GLENDALE, CA On Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 7pm, the author, Rosemary H. Cohen will present The Survivor, the true story of the silent Genocide of the Armenians by Turkish Ottoman soldiers in the city of Khoy, Iran, at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street in Glendale. The presentation is in English. Admission is free; seating is limited. Library visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk.
The Survivor is a tender and sensitive true story of Arousiak, who was born in the City of Khoy, northwest of Iran. Arousiak the grandmother of the author, wishes for an education, but she marries instead, at the age of twelve and half years to Yeprem, who was 24 years old. Arousiak is happy as a new bride, living in luxury, with a devoted husband. But soon her life shatters, as in 1918, the Turkish Ottoman soldiers occupied the City of Khoy, and massacred almost the entire Armenian population of the city who used to live there for centuries. The eighteen-year-old Arousiak, and her three year-old daughter’s happy existence was transformed into the difficult life of the survivors. Yet she continues living, and struggles to educate and provide for her only daughter, her sole reminder of her deep love and glorious past.
Dr. Rosemary Hartounian Cohen is an award-winning author, journalist, and an accomplished artist. She is the author of Korban – The Sacrifice of Liana, Terrorists or Martyrs, The Mother of Jerusalem is Crying, Anoush – The Daughter of King Shen and The Survivor, which has been translated in Armenian, Farsi, and French. She has written many articles in The Jewish Heritage, thefrontpageonline.com, the Jewish Journal, The Armenian Reporter, Javanan and etc. Dr. Cohen is also the founder and director of the Liana Cohen Foundation, a non-profit organization encouraging youth to study music, as well as providing the healing touch of music and arts to grieving families and survivors of tragedies, such as victims of drunk-driving, alcohol and drug abuse. Dr. Cohen is a well-known writer and artist in the United States and abroad. She is currently working on the second edition of The Survivor, which will include the stories of additional survivors of the Armenian Genocide and new historical findings.