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Research 2013 in Providence

Posted by Hazel Antaramian Hofman on August 21, 2013 at 6:35 PM

 

5 July 2013

I visited Providence, Rhode Island the last week of June and met with Chris Lefian (first American caravan), June Narzakian (first American caravan), and Kay Derderian (second American caravan). Three beautiful ladies and three wonderful stories! I found a photograph of June's husband, who was an Iranian-Armenian filmmaker, with Martiros Saryan. Sometime this Fall I will be posting these additional photographs that I scanned during my visit. I also finished reading Vasily Grossman's An Armenian Sketchbook. It was written in the early 1960s during the time when many of the post-WWII repatriates began leaving Soviet Armenia. Grossman's accounts, however, are more of the Armenian villages, and they are quite interesting ethnographically.

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