Armenian scientist, Nobel Laureate in Health and Physiology, Professor Ardem Pataputyan visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial on June 16.
The guests were welcomed by the Deputy Scientific Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Edita Gzoyan, who presented the history of the memorial and the history of the creation of the Memorial. She also related the story of the 3 khachkars placed in Tsitsernakaberd Park and dedicated to the memory of the Armenians who perished during the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population within Azerbaijan at the end of the last century.
Ardem Pataputyan laid wreaths at the memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, then the guests laid flowers at the Eternal Flame and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
The guests also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum accompanied by Deputy Scientific Director of AGMI Edita Gzoyan, and toured the temporary and permanent exhibitions there, after which Ardem Pataputyan left a note in the Memory Book of Honorable Guests, noting that here he saw the story of his family, who had been deported during the Genocide.
Expressing gratitude for the visit, Edita Gzoyan gifted to the Armenian scientist her recently published book “The Aleppo Rescue Home: 1464 Accounts of Armenian Genocide Survivors”.
At the end of the visit, Ardem Pataputyan planted a silver fir tree in Memory Park of the memorial Complex.