Sunday February 21st Sheen Chapel Mission Hills Calif., 4PM “The Pain of Armenian Genocide Orphans as Told Through Family Stories Arabic & Turkish Literature” . An illustrated talk by Mr. Kevork Der. Alexanian. Growing up in the Syrian Armenian community, Kevork Der Alexanian witnessed the unbearable pain endured by those who had survived the Armenian Genocide. The silence they kept and the hope they lived became part of their destiny and was reflected in the character of the community and in family units. Kevork‚Äôs father was among the countless orphans, and his grandmother was one of many who were widowed by the atrocities. He spent many years on a personal journey discovering their stories along with those of many others. He compiled a collection of vintage photographs of genocide orphans and articles about them appearing in Syrian and Arabic literature and print.