The presentation of the book “My Memoirs” by Sirak Sarhatian took place today in AGMI. The first publication of the “My Memoirs” had been conducted by the author himself and had taken place in Tehran, of 1942. This recent publication has materialized due to the extensive efforts of the Research on Armenian Architecture (RAA) center.
Born in the Aikesdan region of Van, Sirak Sarhatian’s “My Memoirs” provides us with a unique, extensive and explicate perspective on the heroic resistance of the Armenians of Van and the human struggle for survival during the genocidal periods of 1915-1918. Furthermore, the book provides us with, a broad overlook on the struggles of the survivors and a microscopic view of the specific fortunes of certain individuals who lived through the genocide.
The second edition is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the independence of the First Vaspouragan Armenian Republic (January 6th, 1918).