- Fortuitously, I ran into another author at my mechanic's this afternoon. She had written a book about her experiences in the Armenian community and her family's survival of "The Armenian Genocide." The book, ORPHAN IN THE SANDS, is available by direct order to Virginia Haroutunian, P.O. Box 391, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA 48303 ($15.00 plus $5.00 postage and handling or $20 flat). The Armenians took serious persecution from the Turks around the time. Virginia Haroutinian, a Pontiac, Michigan public school teacher of Choral Education for 29 years, has written a book which is a local and beyond best seller. It has many fascinating insights into the Armenian genocide tragedy. Reportedly, that was an inspiration to Hitler for his later ethnic cleansing of Europe's Jewish and Gypsy populations. As we face a similar harsh climate for Christian believers to that Armenian Christians experienced I thought there were useful insights for us from her family recollections. Also of interest to me is that Virginia Haroutunian spent time in the 1960s in Spain. Armenia became the first Christian nation in 302 A.D.
It should make an interesting on-air discussion tomorrow: 2 p.m. Pacific time; 3 p.m. Mountain time; 4 p.m. Central time; and 5 p.m. Eastern time.
Please join us and stay tuned!