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Aug 21, 2008 3:57 pm


AN ARMENIAN IN EASTERN TURKEY



Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard inaugurated a new online magazine. The first issue includes Notes from the Field: There was and there was not. The story of Rachel Goshgarian and her father's hunt to find the medieval Armenian monastery of Surp Nerses in Eastern Anatolia. It is a place that never recuperated from the Armenian genocide. I know. I visited it and it is just the way she describes it, beautiful, haunted and empty.

It seemed like the right kind of tribute to Simon Wiesenthal who LIVED to a ripe old age of 96.

This just in: "A Turkish court has ruled that a controversial conference on the mass killing of Armenians living under the Ottoman Empire should be suspended."




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