Kayaneh Madzounian recently moved to Yerevan from Lebanon a few days after the catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4. An expert in education, she spoke about being a child of the Civil War, the state of Armenian schools in Lebanon, living with trauma, preserving Western Armenian and more.
- From the Civil War to the port explosion: The hardships of life in Lebanon.
- Transformation of Beirut: From the joie de vivre of the 60s and 70s to a loss of hope in the future.
- Memories erased and no basic rights, the urge to leave Lebanon in search of a dignified life.
- Lebanon, a country where you always face the “Other.”
- The vibrant Armenian community and Armenian schools in Lebanon.
- Western Armenian, a language that unified Armenian Genocide survivors from the different parts of the Ottoman Empire.
- The importance of preserving Western Armenian.