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Book About Armenian Genocide Donated To Pascack Valley High School

Pictured from left to right: Pascack Valley High School Library Media Specialist Peggy White, along with Daughters of Vartan representatives Ellen Turnamian and Nancy Tutunjian Burdman.
Pictured from left to right: Pascack Valley High School Library Media Specialist Peggy White, along with Daughters of Vartan representatives Ellen Turnamian and Nancy Tutunjian Burdman. Photo Credit: Thomas DeMaio

HILLSDALE, N.J. -- In commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a copy of “Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide” by Eric Bogosian was donated to the Barbara Sapienza Memorial Library at Pascack Valley High School on Wednesday, May 18.

The Daughters of Vartan, an Armenian organization dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the cultural heritage of Armenians, donated the book, which provides an account of an act of vengeance initiated by a small group of Armenian survivors against the masterminds of the genocide.

Ellen Turnamian and Nancy Tutunjian Burdman presented the book to the library's media specialist, Peggy White.

Students from English teacher Valerie Santo’s Literature of the Holocaust course also participated in the ceremony.

Burdan and Turnamian shared stories of family loss, survival and eventual emigration to the U.S. during the event, and history teacher Kenneth Sarajian also helped enlighten students about the genocide, which personally impacted his family.

The book will be added to a special collection of library materials dedicated to the study of religious, racial and ethnic genocide.

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