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Hayots Badeevuh: Reminiscences from Armenian Life in New York City

Hayots Badeevuh: Reminiscences from Armenian Life in New York City

London : Taderon Press, 2003,
xiii + 88 pp, photos,
ISBN 1-903656-32-X, paperback,
UK£10.00 / US$14.00
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Dr. Boyajian has eloquently narrated the saga of his immigrant parents and the Armenian Genocide survivor family and friends. They recreated a piece of the lost paradise, western Armenia, in Washington Heights, New York City.

Boyajian has focused our attention on "Hayots Badeevuh" (Honor of the Armenians), a psychological phenomenon linked with denial and non-recognition of the first genocide of the twentieth century. Hayots Badeevuh is a universal condition to all Armenians inhabiting the globe.

We need more similar tributes dedicated to the memory of the one-and-a-half million Armenians who perished in western Armenia under the Ottoman Empire. The survivors and the descendants of the Armenian Genocide are still struggling to uphold Hayots Badeevuh.

Dr. Boyajian has rendered, as the descendant of the Armenian Genocide, a great service with his publication.


Haikaz Grigorian, MD, LFAPA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
New Jersey Medical School


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