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VZL 372: The Armenian Community in the Old City of Jerusalem

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Catalogue NumberVZL 372
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801316
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes The Armenian Community in the Old City of Jerusalem (mostly narrative with brief excerpts of Armenian songs)

The Armenian community in the Old City of Jerusalem numbers about 3,000 inhabitants. Of these about 800 live in the Armenian Convent, with the balance in the Armenian Quarter behind the Convent. Because this is such a tightly woven community it is called "Little Armenia". There are 300 students in the Armenian school of which 75% go on to college. Interviews are conducted with teachers and children of the school, which was founded in 1840. All of the people living in this community are loyal to the Mother Country, Armenia, and are brought up as if they were in Armenia.

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1 - The Armenian Community in the Old City of Jerusalem
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