BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Bedros Hadjian, the last old-school Armenian educator, writer and journalist of that community, died on Monday, September 3, following complications due to heart surgery.
Born January 24, 1933, in Jarabulus, Syria, Hadjian became in 1954 the principal of the Armenian school of Deir el Zor, in northern Syria, one of the destination points of Armenians marched off by Ottoman authorities during the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
After teaching Armenian history and literature at the Haigazian Armenian School of Aleppo from the mid-1960s, Hadjian in 1970 was named principal of the Karen Jeppe High School, one of the biggest Armenian secondary schools in Aleppo and one of the most prominent in the Armenian Diaspora.
In 1970, Hadjian moved to Buenos Aires as the editor of Diario Armenia, an Armenian-language daily newspaper that became a weekly in the late 1980s, as well as the principal of Instituto Educativo San Gregario El Iluminador, one of many Armenian schools in South America. He remained the editor of Diario Armenia until
1986 and retired as the headmaster of San Gregorio El Iluminador.
After 1986, he devoted himself to writing fiction and non-fiction books, published in Buenos Aires, Aleppo and Yerevan.