Thurs, 11 Oct, noon: From One War to Another, the Armenian Experience and its Impact on Germany

–Date: Thursday, October 11

Speaker: Dr. Raymond Kévorkian (Emeritus director of research, Institut  Français de Géopolitique, Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis)
Title: “From One War to Another, the Armenian Experience and its Impact on Germany”

Location: 270 Stephens Hall

Time: 12pm

Abstract: Our knowledge of the impact of the 1915 genocide on German
society has long been characterized by Germany’s commitment to the
Eastern Front and by the experience of mass violence experienced by
several thousand soldiers and officers who witnessed the extermination
of the Armenians. But the most recent works, in particular Stefan
Ihrig’s two books, have opened new avenues for studying the reception of
this violence in Germany and the fact that the practices of the Young
Turks’ regime and its Kemalist extension became a reference which
inspired the Nazi Party to destroy European Jews. This lecture will
raise questions about the findings generated by these recent works.

Bio: • PhD in History (1980); Habilitation (1999); Emeritus director of
research, Institut Français de Géopolitique (Université Paris VIII,
Saint-Denis). Works on Ottoman Armenian society from the 17th to the
20th century, especially on mass violence and its impact on civilian
Exhibition Curator : Arménie, entre Orient et Occident (Bibliothèque
nationale de France, 1996); Reconstruire la nation, les réfugiés
arméniens au Proche-Orient et en France (Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de
l’Immigration, 2007-2008) ; Arménie 1915 (Hôtel-de-ville de Paris, 2015).
Museum Curator: Armenian Orphans Museum (Byblos, 2015); Armenian Museum
of Jerusalem (2018).
Publications Sample: Les Arméniens, 1917-1939, la quête d’un refuge
(Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2007), with L. Nordiguian et V.
Tachjian; Le Génocide des Arméniens, (Paris: Odile Jacob, 2006),
translated into English (2011), Turkish, (2015),  Russian (2015) , and
Arabic (2016); Comprendre le génocide des Arméniens (Paris: Tallandier,
2015), with Hamit Bozarslan and Vincent Duclert.

Sat/Sun Oct 20/21 76th Annual St. John Armenian Food Festival


The 76th Annual St. John Armenian Food Festival will be held Saturday, October 20: 12 noon–9pm, Dancing 9:00pm-12:00am and Sunday, October 21: 12:30pm – 3pm.

Dinners and a la carte options of Armenian delicacies will be served continually.

There will be children’s entertainment.

St. John’s Church Hall: 275 Olympia Way, San Francisco.

Free Admission.

For more information: (415) 661-1142, or

Sat, Oct 20, 11- 8; 71st Sacramento Armenian Food Festival

Enjoy Great Armenian Food, Homemade Pastries & Fellowship

·        BBQ Lunch Service: 11 a.m.- 4:00. p.m

·        NEW Mezzeh menu @ 5 p.m. $5 appetizer plate (lamajoon or boureg, yalanchi & salad)  $5 beer & wine. Ala carte items will also be for sale.

·        Family entertainment @ Noon & 3 p.m.; dancing after 5 p.m.

·        Easy street parking

·        Admission Fee: $5/children under 12 free

Presented by St. James Armenian Apostolic Church. Funds raised will support church programs.



A PANEL DISCUSSION, THUR. OCT. 25, 2018 in San Francisco
Our families and the world were captivated by the homeland this spring as Armenia completed a peaceful transfer of power to a new government, fueled by the people and then minister Nikol Pashinyan. Armenia still faces challenges, yet hope has encircled Armenia and the diaspora. How did the revolution occur, what does it mean, and what happens next? Even more so, how can we contribute? On Thursday, Oct. 25 we examine these questions and more.

Bluedot Innovation at 95 3rd St., SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94103

AGBU-Young Professionals of Northern California
(415) 295-2259

Sat Nov 20 noon-8pm; Armenian Food Festival and Boutique Noel

Come and don’t miss one of the best food festivals in the SF bay area. Come and enjoy our delicious varieties of shish kebob (beef, lamb, chicken, Lulu) and authentic Armenian Mediterranean food, homemade gourmet pastries and vegetarian dishes. Enrich your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with Armenian delicacies lovingly made by our ladies and ‘gentlemen’.

Enjoy live Armenian and Christian Music and elegant dance performances by local Armenian dance groups. Relax and enjoy the warm hospitality as your kids are entertained at the Kids Corner. Visit and shop at our Boutique for jewelry and gifts. Visit the Book Corner and feed your mind and spirit. The Book Corner provides Christian and Armenian hard to find books for children and adults. Don’t miss the chance to win valuable prizes (vacations, diamond jewelry) from our raffle table.

Just Come and Enjoy. Saturday, November 10 from 12:00 noon-8:00pm

Calvary Armenian Congregational Church, 725 Brotherhood Way, SF, 94132

For More Information call the Church Office (415) 586-2000