MISSION HILLS, CA — Ararat-Eskijian Museum present an illustrated talk “The Survivor” by Dr. Rosemary Hartounian Cohen “January 18th, 2015 4 PM Ararat-Eskijian Museum/Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills CA 91345
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, and 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. Arousiak is happy as a new bride, living in luxury, with a devoted husband. But soon her life shatters, as Turkish Ottoman soldiers occupy the City of Khoy, and massacre almost the entire Armenian population of the city. The eighteen-year-old Arousiak, and her three year-old daughter’s happy existence is changed as she struggles to educate and provide for her only daughter, her sole reminder of her deep love and glorious past.
Dr. Rosemary Hartounian Cohen is a sociologist an award winning author, a journalist, a motivational speaker, devoted wife and mother. She is an accomplished and award winning artist who uses various mediums, including oil and charcoal, while her specialty is silk painting. She was born in Iran to an Armenian family. Her mother and grandmother were the sole survivors of the Armenian Genocide committed by Ottoman Turks in Persia- Iran in 1918. She graduated from Tehran University in Iran, taught at Tehran University and then immigrated to France where she obtained her doctorate degree, worked at the University of Paris and participated in many international conferences. In 1984 the family immigrated to the United States and since they have lived in Los Angeles, CA.
-Admission free (Donations appreciated)
– Reception following program
-For more information call the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 818- 838-4862 or