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Armenian genocide subject for BYU lecture Feb. 2

Author Margaret Ajemian Ahnert will be speaking about the Armenian genocide during a David M. Kennedy Center lecture at Brigham Young University in 238 Herald R. Clark Building Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.

Ahnet’s lecture will be titled “The Knock at the Door: A Journey through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide.” She will relate her mother Ester’s terrifying experiences as a young woman who survived the Armenian massacre.

At age 15, her mother was separated from her foster family during a forced march away from her birth town of Amasia. Eventually, she escaped and made her way to America. Ahnet’s compelling account of her mother's suffering is framed by an intimate portrait of her relationship with her 98-year-old mother.

Ahnet has produced television documentaries, lectured as a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and taught art appreciation through the Art Goes to School program in elementary schools. She received a bachelor’s degree from Goddard College, a master’s degree from Goucher College and is a graduate of the Barnes Foundation.

For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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Photo by Jack Sites

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