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Tessa Hofmann, German archivist, writer. Recipient Hakob Meghapart medal, The National Library Republic of Armenia, 2003, Fridtjof Nansen medal, International Fridtjof Nansen Society and National Museum and Institute Armenian Genocide; grantee, Armenian General Benevolent Union, 1988.


Hofmann, Tessa was born on December 15, 1949 in Bassum, Niedersachsen, Germany. Daughter of Albert and Else Hofmann.


Abitur, Sophienschule, Hannover, 1969. Master of Arts, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, 1982.


She is the chairperson of reorganized Working Group “Affirmation” – Against Genocide, for Reconciliation. She is an active participant in the international initiative “Speaking with one voice!” for the recognition of the Armenian, Aramean and Greek genocide. Hofmann is the author of over a dozen books on Armenian history and culture.

She is an honorary professor at the Hrachia Acharian University, Yerevan (2002).


  • Other Work

    • Author: Armenien und Georgien, Die Armenier - Geschichte, Kultur, Schicksal (The Armenians: History, Culture, Destiny), Annaeherung an Armenian - Geschichte und Kultur (Approaching Armenia: History and Culture), Armenien - Stein um Stein (Armenia - Stone by Stone), Irland (Ireland), Das Bauernthema in der sowjetrussischen Prosa der 1920er Jahre (The Peasant theme in Soviet Russian Prose of the 1920ies). Editor, translator: Die Nachtigall Tausendtriller - Armenische Volksmaerchen (The Nightingale Thousandwarble - Armenian Folk Tales). Editor: Armenier und Armenien - Heimat und Exil (Armenians and Armenia - Homeland and Exile), Der Voelkermord an den Armeniern vor Gericht - der Prozess Talaat Pascha (New Edition of the Talaat Pasha Court Proceedings), Das Verbrechen des Schweigens - Die Verhandlung des Voelkermords an den Armeniern vor dem Staendigen Tribunal der Voelker (The Crime of Silence), Verfolgung, Vertreibung und Vernichtund der Christen im Osmanischen Reich, 1912-1922 (Persecution, Explusion and Extermination of the Christians in the Ottoman Empire, 1212-1922, 2004.


Coordinator Gesellschaft fuer bedrohte Voelker, Goettingen, Germany, 1979. Coordinator, chairwoman Working Group Affirmation, Berlin, 1999. Committee member Association Genocide Opponents, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2000.

Coordinator Organizational Committee Speaking with One Voice!, Berlin. Co-director Centre Information and Documentation Armenia, 1985.


Married Lampros Savvidis, July 27, 2001.

Albert Hofmann

Else Hofmann

Lampros Savvidis