Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide, spoke about her book on April 15, 2009 at the Armenian embassy in Washington, DC. Hosted by the Fund for Armenian Relief and the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the United States, the author discussed her book with a sizable crowd of friends of the Armenian community, including former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Evans. Ahnert was pleased with the attendance and graciousness of both FAR and the Armenian Ambassador to the U.S., Tatoul Markarian. "FAR does wonderful things in Armenia and it is a commendable organization," said Ahnert.
In The Knock at the Door, Ahnert tells her mother Ester's story about surviving the brutality of the Armenian Genocide and her eventual escape to the United States. The author was honored recently as the recipient of the Distinguished Humanitarian Award, and is also winner of the 2008 New York Book Fair Award for Best Historical Memoir.