On the occasion of 80th anniversary of the first publishing of the famous novel by the Austrian writer Franz Werfel “The Forty Days of Musa Dagh”, a cultural ceremony was organized in Vienna, by the joint efforts of the Armenian embassy in Austria, the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute, and the community of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Austria, the Austrian radio, the Austrian Literature Society and “Franz Werfel” committee also participated in the organization.
The event was attended by representatives of the Armenian community in Austria, and Austrian intellectuals.Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia in Austria Mr. Arman Kirakosyan made a welcome speech.
During the event director of the AGMI, Dr. Hayk Demoyan presented the photographs of the exhibits from Armenian Genocide Museum collection, related to the heroic Resistance of Musa Dagh.
The event was followed by a concert. Specially for the occasion the original manuscript of Franz Werfel’s famous novel “The Forty days of Musa Dagh”, was brought from the Austrian National Library, and was presented to the audience.