Zaruhy (Sara) Chitjian’s Writings
“The People Living the History do not know they are going to be the history”
Although Sara most often expressed herself thru writing, she enjoyed drawing / doodling without thought, as a form of relaxation.
Without realizing, knowing I had to record my fathers history so I do not forget. I had slipped into writing my own history so I dont forget. Not thinking that anyone would be interested in my history because so many would be instead interested in my Fathers History as being a product of a survivor of a Genocide. And I thus am a product of a survivor of Genocide and all this is the process of remembering him.
I felt a need to start by go back and capture my earliest thoughts and memories of my childhood at Bonnie Beach in 1935. As I relate to a photo of me sitting on a pony at that time, my memories started to come back to me very clearly. This would be the beginning of my mischievous days, exploring and very curious. My mother could not keep up with me as I went around exploring and my brother stayed home doing nothing.
Sara’s Earliest Memories, Living at Bonnie Beach
Resume Of My Teaching Experiences
Sara Reflects on her time at UCLA
Assembling The Collection
Sara reflecting on Levon Mishmeshian
An EyeWitness Account
Does Anyone Remember?
(The conference of 1985 in Washington D.C. The only event organized to bring Armenians from around the world to address the 70th Anniversary of The Armenian Genocide.) Story of this event can be found in Hampartzoum CHitjian’s memoir on page 389-393.
One of the main attractions was this Candle sold at event in memory of The Armenian Genocide
God’s Gift To The Orphans
(How do mulberries compare to other berries nutritionally.)
Sara’s Commentary on The Letter’s
More Commentary on The Letters
“Keech Gesem shad has ger tsir” – I say little, Understand More / Read between the lines.
The brothers were going incognito as Turks to survive and had to write letters in a very careful manner since all correspondence were censored. Hampartzoum had learned to write in Ottoman script from a neighbor.
Sara makes Commentary on pages from her father’s memoirs.
Sara’s Commentary on Page 224 from the Memoirs.
Sara’s Commentary on Page 235 from the Memoirs.
Sara’s Tid Bits
Sara’s quick thoughts on various issues
Sara Reflects on Levon’s Letter Collection
As I Listened
Sara Reflects on her Childhood
An Armenian Bilingual – Bicultural Curriculum
Sara Chitjian wrote this paper while attending a summer class oriented for teachers at Marymount College when she was 47 years of age.
by Sara Chitjian – December 2, 1981
Principles and Techniques of Curriculum Development
Book Report by Sara Chitjian – November 4th, 1981
Acceptance of Learning Disabled Students in The Mainstream Environment.
Journal Report by Sara Chitjian – November 9th, 1981
The Problems of Mainstreaming for the Regular Classroom Teacher
Special Project Report by Sara Chitjian
Turkey Has No Historical History
Sara had this image created to depict a concept she has which is to say that The Republic of Turkey has no historical history, from Ottoman to Republic, Did it just hatch???