Category: Trivial Facts

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40th Anniversary of Armin T. Wegner’s Passing Away

YEREVAN / ARMENIA – 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of Armin T.  Wegner. He visited Armenia twice in his lifetime. His first visit took place in 1927/28, following his participation in the festivities in Moscow, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution. The second time, however, Wegner paid an official visit […]

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Armin T. Wegner Street in Yerevan Turns 50

Armin T.  Wegner visited Armenia twice in his lifetime. His first visit took place eighty years ago in December  of  1927, following his participation in the festivities in Moscow celebrating the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution. The second time, however, Wegner paid an official visit to Armenia at the invitation of Catholicos Vazgen I […]

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Birth Certificate Restored – Sybil Stevens at 85

Wroxham, England – On April 8, 2008, Sybil Stevens, the daughter of Armin Theophil Wegner and his first wife Lola (Leonora) Landau, received a unique present for her 85th birthday. As a birthday present, the Armin T. Wegner Society of USA recovered and meticulously restored Sibyl’s birth certificate to its original, mint condition. Interestingly, Wegner […]

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Dr. Detlef Appenzeller in Los Angeles

Marina del Rey, California, March 18, 2008 – Dr. Detlef Appenzeller, the school director of the historic Gymnasium Bayreuther Strasse in Wuppertal, Germany, was in Los Angeles on a friendship visit and conducted a meeting with Dr. Zaven Khatchaturian, chairman of the Armin T. Wegner Society of USA and sculptor Alice Melikian, who had completed Wegner’s bronze […]

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Tower of Seven Winds in Stromboli

According to Greek mythology, Aeolus, “God of the South Winds” resided in Stromboli. A small volcano island between Naples and Sicily, Stromboli is the only active volcano in Italy that never sleeps. Actually, it blows fire into the sky every 20 minutes. “Raging Island…Raging Passions!” was the tagline of the movie “Stromboli” made on location […]

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Alice Melikian Portrait Sculptor

Armin T. Wegner Society of USA commissioned the production of a statue of the great German humanist, to be presented on behalf of all Armenians to the citizens of Wuppertal, Wegner’s birthplace, on the occasion of poet’s 120th birthday on October 16, 2006. Alice Melikian, a noted portrait sculptor, took great efforts to recreate  Wegner’s […]

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House of Seven Forests in Neuglobsow

Wegner’s son and daughter Mischa Wegner and Sibyl Stevens in front of the former “House of Seven Forests” in Neuglobsow at Stechlinsee,  where Armin T. Wegner and his first wife, lyricist Lola Landau lived in the 1920’s. The house has been converted into a bed-and-breakfast hotel by a new owner.

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Armin T. Wegner and the Ottoman Armenians

A photographic exhibition at the University of California in Los Angeles The first event of the Armin T. Wegner Society of USA was a successful photo exhibition in Los Angeles under the title “Armin T. Wegner and the Ottoman Armenians” from June 13 to July 3, 2004. Mr. Mischa Wegner of Rome, the poet’s son, […]