Due the reconstruction works, as well as preparation of the new exhibitions, Armenian Genocide museum will be closed till April 20, 2015.
The Armenian Genocide Museum – Institute
Yezidi and Christian Genocide in Iraq and the Actualization of the Armenian Genocide Images
In late June the radical Islamic organization of ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) by some information backed by Turkey declared the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and in a part of Syria. This quazi-state declared the laws of Sharia on the territory under its control. Christians and Yezidis on the territory of ISIS control are also subjected to harsh pressures. The fled of tens of thousands of Christians and Yezidis from the area occupied by ISIS is accompanied by the daily-increasing danger. The Islamists regard Yezidis as Pagans which is a crime worthy of death in Islam
Georgian Prime Minister paid tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili and the accompanying delegation visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex within the framework of his state visit to Armenia on August 21, 2014.
Delegation Of The Ministry Of Justice Of The Republic Of Belarus Visited Tsitsernakaberd
Head of the Department of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs of the Mınıstry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry Kovalenko and the accompanying delegation visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex on 11 August 2014.
Haypost Issued Five Stamps Dedicated To The Armenian Genocide
On July 29, 2014 five stamps have been put into circulation within the framework of the 100th anniversary activities of the Armenian Genocide.The preparation of these stamps was contributed by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute by providing unique photographs .
One of the stamps is dedicated to Danish missionaries and great humanists Karen Jeppe and Maria Jacobsen.
A Summer School For Teachers Took Place at AGMI
A two-day summer school for teachers organized by “Prospectus regional and political research center” NGO and AGMI took place on 11 and 12 July at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. The course “How to Teach the Topic of the Armenian Genocide” was attended by the teachers of history from Armenia, Artsakh and Diaspora.
During the seminars the deputy director of AGMI Doctor Suren Manukyan, a leading researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia Doctor Harutyun Marutyan, a researcher at the University of California PhD in Armenian language and literature Rubina Pirumyan, an expert at National Institute of Education Tehmina Kocharyan delivered lectures.
Minister of Employment and Social Development of Canada Jason Kenney visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex
The delegation headed by the Canadian Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, member of the House of Commons Jason Kenney visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex on July 30, 2014.
Jason Kenney laid a wreath at the memorial of the Armenian Genocide victims. The Canadian delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and honored the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
The Deputy Director of AGMI Participated in 11th Annual Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
The 11th annual conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars which was titled “Time, Movement and Space. Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples” took place July 16-19, 2014 in the Canadian city of Winnipeg.
The deputy director of AGMI Doctor Suren Manukyan also participated in this conference. His report was titled ("Newcomers and Indigenous: Homogenization of Armenian Homeland as Nation and State Building Project in the Late Ottoman Empire".
The 100th Anniversary of German – Armenian Society
In summer 1914 the “German–Armenian Society” NGO was created by German public figure, orientalist and a great Armenophil, Doctor of Theology Johannes Lepsius.
Dealing with the Armenian issue for many years Johannes Lepsius collected means to establish orphanages, schools, hospitals and industrial enterprises for the Armenian population in Asia Minor and the Armenian refugees in different countries. The activity of the “German-Armenian Society” is connected with the name of Johannes Lepsius, who was the chairman of this association until he passed away.
A Summer School for Journalists Took Place at AGMI
A two-day summer school for journalists organized by “Prospectus regional and political research center” NGO and AGMI took place on 11 and 12 July at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
Journalists from the Republic of Armenia and Diaspora took part at the seminar “How to Cover Armenian Genocide Issues”.
President Serzh Sargsyan Takes Part in the Groundbreaking Ceremony of an Armenian Genocide Museum in Buenos Aires
On July 8, within the scope of his official visit to the Republic of Argentina, President Serzh Sargsyan accompanied by the Chief of Staff to the Buenos Aires city government Horacio Larreta, the representatives of local self-government bodies and the Armenian community of Argentina attended the groundbreaking ceremony of an Armenian Genocide museum at the neighborhood of Palermo district in Buenos Aires. After the consecration of the memorial foundation, the Chief of Staff to the Buenos Aires city government Horacio Larreta and the Chief of Armenian President’s staff Vigen Sargsyan opened it.
“Fresco” International Festival of Religious Films and Modern Arts at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
The special program of the first “Fresco” international festival of religious films and modern art dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide entitled “The Monument of Truth” launched at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
A welcome speech was delivered by AGMI director Hayk Demoyan, where he presented the Hollywood film “Auction of Souls”, which is the first movie about the Armenian genocide.
RF Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex
RF Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov accompanied by RA Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandyan visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex within the framework of his state visit to Armenia, 22-23 June.
RF Minister laid a wreath at the memorial of the Armenian Genocide victims then members of the delegation laid flowers at the eternal fire and honored the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
Members Of The Brotherhood Of The Mother See Of Holy Etchmiadzin Served A Liturgy In The Memory Of The Genocide Victims
Today the participants of the 6th conference of the Members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.
Priests from the dioceses and organizations of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church laid a wreath at the memorial of the Armenian Genocide victims and served a liturgy in the memory of the Genocide victims of the Genocide at the Eternal Fire.
The delegation of Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex
The delegation headed by Deputy Director General, Head of Eurasia Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms Anna Azari, visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.
The Israeli delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and honored the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
The Parliamentary Hearings were Held in AGMI Regarding the Scheduled Works Dedicated to 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
On 13 June 2014, RA Parliamentary hearings titled “Promoting the process of international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and the scheduled works dedicated to 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide and the parliamentary participation opportunities” were held in the conference hall of AGMI.
World Council of Churches Delegation Visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex
The delegation of the World Council of Churches headed by Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.
President of Switzerland Didier Burkhalter visited Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex
The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Swiss Foreign Minister and President of the Confederation Didier Burkhalter and the accompanying delegation visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex within the framework of his state visit to Armenia.
Staff members of the Russian Embassy visited the temporary exposition at AGMI
Staff members of the Russian Embassy in Yerevan visited the temporary exposition “The First World War: Allies, Images and Massacres” at Armenian Genocide Museum Institute. AGMI director Hayk Demoyan introduced to the guests the history of unique items that are stored in the Museum.
The Director of AGMI Hayk Demoyan Delivered a Lecture for VivaCell-MTS Employees
On 30 May the director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan met the employees of VivaCell-MTS and presented a lecture titled “The Armenian Genocide in the Eyes of Foreign Writers”.
State Commission on Coordination of the Events Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Held the Fourth Meeting
Тhe fourth meeting of State Commission on Coordination of the events dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide took place at the Sport and Concert complex in Tsitsernakaberd, which was chaired by RA president Serzh Sargsyan.
The Assembly-Meeting of the Regional Committees Coordinating the Events Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Launched
On May 26 the assembly-meeting of the Regional Committees coordinating the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide took place at the conference hall of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute by the initiative of RA Ministry of Diaspora.
The Armenian Genocide Museum Collection is Supplemented by around 450 Original Photos
The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute has acquired a unique and a rich collection of photos related to the Armenian Genocide and its aftermath. Highlighting the importance of memory preservation and transmission to future generations, the heirs of Khanikyan family from Greece donated around 450 original photos to the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
The collection contains original photos related to orphans’ life, the orphanages of the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Greece and Syria, orphan care activities of “American Near East Relief” organization, as well as photographs related to the special episodes of the history of the Armenian Genocide.
Russian Forbes Included the Armenian Genocide Museum in the Must-See Memorial Museums List
Russian edition of the American Forbes magazine has included the Armenian Genocide Museum in the list of 9 memorial museums to be visited by everyone. The list is dedicated to the opening 9/11 Memorial Museum on 21 May, in New York, in the memory of the victims of terrorist attack on 11 September, 2001.
The “Must-See” list also includes the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem (Yad Vashem), Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Japan), Gulag History Museum in Moscow, the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, which is dedicated to the policy of racial discrimination in the country in 1948-1994, etc.
“How to Teach the Topic of the Armenian Genocide”
Summer School for Teachers
The center for regional and political studies “Prospectus” NGO, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and the Youth Foundation of Armenia as a partner organization of RA president, are organizing a two-day summer school for Armenian history teachers on July 30 and 31, 2014. High school history teachers from RA, NKR and Diaspora are welcome to participate in the program. Participating teachers will receive the relevant literature to read before the start of the program and at the end of the program certificates of participation will be given.
Knowledge acquired during the summer school will be implemented in the teaching process.
“How to Cover Armenian Genocide Issues”
Summer School for Journalists
The center for regional and political studies “Prospectus” NGO, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and the Youth Foundation of Armenia as a partner organization of RA president, are organizing a two-day summer school for journalists on July 11 and 12, 2014.
Journalists from RA, NKR and Diaspora, with at least two years of work experience are welcome to participate in the program.
In memory of victims of Pontic Greek Genocide
The Deputy Speaker of the
National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Parliamentary
Faction members, the Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Greece to the Republic of Armenia Ioannis Tais,
and the representatives of the Greek community of
Armenia on May 19, at the Remembrance Day of the Pontian Greeks Genocide.
Members of the delegation laid wreaths and flowers at the Armenian Genocide memorial and observed a minute of silence in the memory of the innocent victims.
AGMI Joins “Museum Night” with a Temporary Exhibition
On the 17th of May, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute joins the pan-European event “Museum Night”. The exhibition will be open from 11am to 9 pm.
The temporary exhibition “The First World War: Allies, Images and Massacres” was opened in the newly built exhibition hall of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute on the occasion of centennial of the World War I, on the 21st of April, 2014.
Hayk Demoyan Delivered a Public Lecture at the Hellenic War Museum in Athens
On the 14th of May an event dedicated to the Genocide of the Greeks was held at the Hellenic War Museum in Athens. During the evening Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of RA to Greece Gagik Ghalachyan delivered a welcome speech, after which the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and the Secretary of the State Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Hayk Demoyan delivered a public lecture titled “The Odyssey of Aurora Mardiganian”.
The evening was organized by the Armenian Embassy in Greece, the Regional Board of Ramkavar-Azatakan party (Armenian Democratic Liberal party) and ARF (Armenian Revolutionary Federation) Central Committee.
The Presidents of Armenia and France Lay Wreath at the Memorial of the Armenian Genocide Victims
The delegation headed by the President of France Francois Hollande who is on an official visit to Armenia and President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex on May 12, 2014. The presidents of Armenia and France laid wreaths at the Genocide Memorial.
Francois Hollande and the accompanying delegation laid flowers at the eternal fire and observed a minute of silence in the memory of the innocent victims.
The Head of Military Police Department of Georgian Armed Forces honored the Memory of the Armenian genocide victims
The delegation headed by the Head of Military Police Department of Georgian Armed Forces Colonel Kakhaber Chikhradze visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex. Colonel Chikhradze and members of the delegation laid flowers at the eternal fire and and honored the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
Awarding ceremony of the winners of the International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice was held at AGMI
Awarding ceremony of the winners of the International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice was held at the temporary exhibitions hall of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Director of AGMI Hayk Demoyan, welcomed the participants and noted that children were the guests of the new exhibition hall for the first time. "There will operate a special room for the pupils in the new museum building, where classes on the history of the Armenian Genocide will be held", - said Hayk Demoyan.
According to the Chargé d' Affaires of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Armenia Peter Mikiska, 34 schools from all over Armenia participated in the competition and one third of them have received various awards, including the grand prize - the medal "Rose of Lidice ".
Mitropolit of Helsinki visited Tsitsernakaberd
Mitropolit of Helsinki Ambrosios and those accompanying him, including Doctor of Law Anti Haykinhaymo and Deputy Head of the Union of the Finnish Municipality Timo Kiteveyne visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex at 29 April, 2014.
Mitropolit of Helsinki laid a wreath at the Genocide Memorial,members of the delegation laid flowers at the eternal fire and and honored the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
Recycling flowers at Tsitsernakaberd Memorial
The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets in cooperation with the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and "VivaCell-MTS" telecom operator carried out the recycling process of the gathered flowers on April 26 at Tsitsernakaberd Memorial.
Within the frames of this activity, which is holding for the fifth time, all the flowers are carefully collected and transported to the back of the monument, their stems and petals are separated.
A Ceremony of Tribute at Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex
President of Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Catholicos of all Armenians His Holiness Garegin II and Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan accompanied by the members of parliament and government visited Tsitsernakaberd.
They honored the memory of innocent victims, after which His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls.
Tribute to the Memory of Armenian Genocide Victims at the Memorial Complex
Today is the Rememberance Day of the Armenian Genocide _ the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Every year on April 24th hundreds of thousands of Armenians from Armenia and Diaspora as well as a lot of foreigners visit the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex to put flowers at the eternal fire and to pay tribute to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.
US congressmen visited Tsitsernakaberd
The Chairperson of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ed Royce, senior member Elliot Engel, David Cicilline and Lois Frankel visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex to commemorate 99 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
US congressmen put flowers at the Eternal Fire and honoured the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
Director of Armenian Genocide Museum Responds to Erdoghan’s Statement
I am taken by surprise that after 99 years of the Genocide that the Ottoman government committed in the course of WWI against Armenians and other Christians in the Ottoman Empire, the Turkish leader of today simply expresses regret about the ‘events of 1915’ on the eve of April 24 – the Genocide Memorial Day. I have to confess that this is an important step, but regretfully not in a direction of revealing the truth, facing the history and enabling reconciliation between Armenian and Turkish peoples.
The Minister of National Defence of Lithuania honored the Memory of the Armenian genocide victims
The delegation headed by the Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania Juozas Olekas visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex at 23 April, 2014.
The Minister of National Defence laid a wreath at the Genocide Memorial,members of the delegation laid flowers at the eternal fire and and honored the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
Second Day of International Conference Dedicated to WWI
“The Caucasus Frontline of the First World War: Genocide, Refugees and Humanitarian Aid” international conference started its second day, at the conference hall of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
AGMI researchers Ph.D. in history Gevorg Vardanyan, Gohar Khanumyan, Lusine Abrahamyan, Robert Tatoyan, as well as researcher of Armenian National Academy of Science Ph.D. in history Knarik Avagyan, and researcher of the Sardarapat museum Khoren Grigoryan, participated in the conference with their reports.
The International conference started at Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
The international conference “The Caucasus Frontline of the First World War: Genocide, Refugees and Humanitarian Aid” started at 21 April at Armenian Genocide Museum.
Leading specialists from Armenia, Russia, Italy, Canada, France, Poland and the United States will take part in the conference.
During the two-day conference speakers will refer to the recruitment of the Armenians in the
Ottoman Empire during World War I, their disarmament, the Armenian Genocide perpetrated
by the Young Turk government, the Pan-Turkish network operations, the activities of foreign
journalists, the Armenian battles of self-defense, the diplomatic role of warring countries,
testimonies, Armenian voluntary movement, Armenian refugees and issues related to survivors.
The Тemporary exhibition “The First World War: Allies, Images and Massacres” has opened at AGMI
On the occasion of centennial of World War I, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute has opened a temporary exhibition “The First World War: Allies, Images and Massacres”.
The exhibition demonstrates hundreds of newly found original caricatures, postcards and posters that represent a unique iconography condemning Turkey as a country that perpetrated genocide.
The Annual Press Conference of the AGMI director Hayk Demoyan
The annual press conference of the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, the Secretary of the State Commission on Coordination of the events dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Hayk Demoyan held at Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
During the press conference Hayk Demoyan presented last year’s activities of the Museum-Institute and addressed to the results and achievements.
Commanders of the Frontier Troop Headquarters of CIS Member States visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex
Commanders of the Frontier Troop Headquarters of CIS Member States visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.
Suren Manukyan, the Deputy Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute presented to the Commanders of the Frontier Troop Headquarters of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan the general history of the Armenian Genocide.
Genocide and Evacuation
The Evacuation of Armenian Children from the Ottoman Empire during 1915-1923
As a result of the Armenian Genocide about 500 000 Armenian children were killed during 1915-1923 (they were burned, poisoned, strangled), some of them died of starvation and various epidemic diseases. The children, who survived the Genocide were left orphaned and were forced to convert to Islam. The Armenian associations, church organizations, foreign relief organizations (American Near East Relief Committee, The Lord Mayor’s Fund of London, Danish Women's Union, The Russian Red Cross, Union of Russian Cities, etc.), as well as international organizations (Red Cross, The League of Nations) were involved in saving the survived Armenian children from impending death and bringing them out of the Ottoman borders.
Taking the children, who were on the verge of death, out of the Ottoman Empire would insure their physical security and solve the problem of residency and national education.
International Conference “On the Eve of the Centennial of Armenian Genocide” in Buenos Aires
On 9-11 April, under the auspices of the Armenian Embassy in Buenos Aires an international conference “On the Eve of the Centennial of Armenian Genocide” was held in Borges cultural centre, Buenos Aires. The conference was organized by the Genocide Studies Center of the State University of Buenos Aires and Genocide Memorial Fund of Buenos Aires.
Academic representatives and institute researchers from Argentina, Armenia, USA, Mexico, Brazil, France, Switzerland and Turkey took part in the conference.
Scholar Captures Tragedy, Miracle Of Aurora Mardiganian’s Life Story
ARLINGTON, Mass. — In the 1920s, the name and face of Aurora Mardiganian were well known in the United States and beyond. Her autobiography, Ravished Armenia; the Story of Aurora Mardiganian, was a bestseller and the movie based on it, “An Auction of Souls,” was a hit too. However, in the ensuing decades, she was forgotten, becoming another one of the anonymous casualties of the Armenian Genocide.
She is now being reclaimed by the Armenians in an effort led by Dr. Hayk Demoyan, director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan.
Demoyan presented an illustrated lecture about Mardiganian on March 8 at the Armenian Cultural Foundation, at a program co-sponsored by the foundation, the Armenian International Women’s Association and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.
High-ranking officials of the CSTO visited Tsitsernakaberd
The delegation headed by the Deputy Chief of Air Force Air Defence, Chief of Staff of Aerospace Defense Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, the First Deputy
Commander of Aerospace Defence Forces Lieutenant-General Pavel
Kurachenko, secretary of the council of the CIS defence ministers Lieutenant General Alexander Sinaisky and Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff Lieutenant General Alexander Studenikin on April 9, 2014 visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.
International Conference Honored Those Who had Helped Rescue
the Generation of Armenian Genocide Survivors
The International conference “Honoring Those Who Helped Rescue a Generation of Armenian Survivors (1915-1930)” was held at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum in Mission Hills, Los-Angeles on March 22, 2014.
On the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of World War I, the event gave a tribute to all the countries and individuals that had sacrificed much to aid a perishing nation.
Armenians in Kesab: The Ongoing Battle for Survival
The Armenian populated area of Kesab (with its center of the rural town of Kesab) is located in the north-west of Syria, in Aleppo province, near Alexsandretta, Antioch and Latakia and 3 km far from the Mediterranean Sea.
The presence of the Armenians in Cilicia and in coastal regions of Assyria is evidenced by the times of Tigran the Great.
AGMI director Dr Hayk Demoyan presented newly discovered materials related to the Aurora Mardiganian in the US
The lecture of AGMI director Dr Hayk Demoyan, dedicated to Aurora Mardiganian was hold in Boston on March 8. The event was organized in commemoration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
It was hosted by the Armenian Cultural Foundation and co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Research (NAASR) and Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWAI).
Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkić commemorates Armenian Genocide victims
A delegation headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivan Mrkić, on March 10, 2014 visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.
Mr. Ivan Mrkić laid a wreath at the monument. The members of the delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and honored the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
Heads of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and the Shoah Memorial had a meeting in Paris
On 4th March a meeting was held between Secretary of the State Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan and Jacques Fredj Director of the Shoah Memorial in Paris.
During the meeting Demoyan and Fredj discussed the ways of cooperation between the two institutions in fields of joint researches, developing educational programs development and information exchanging.
Visit of the Participants of the First Pan-Armenian Winter Games to the Armenian Genocide Memorial
Participants of the First Pan-Armenian Winter Games visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial on February 28. 2014. The sportsmen's delegation from different countries laid a wreathes at the memorial of the Armenian Genocide victims. The visitors laid flowers at the eternal fire of the Genocide victims with a minute of silence in remembrance of the innocent victims.
The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili visited Tsitsernakaberd
The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, who arrived to Yerevan with an official visit, accompanied by the high-ranking officials of RA and Georgia, visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.
The Georgian delegation paid a tribute of respect to the victims of the Armenian genocide and put flowers at the memorial of the Armenian genocide.
President of the Hellenic Parliament Evangelos Meimarakis visited Tsitsernakaberd
A delegation headed President of the Hellenic Parliament, Mr. Evangelos Meimarakis on February 25, 2014 visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.
Mr. Evangelos Meimarakis laid a wreath at the monument. The members of the delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and honored the memory of the innocent victims with a minute of silence.
The English edition of “The Armenian Genocide: Evidence from the German Foreign Office Archives, 1915-1916” was published by The Zoryan Institute
The Zoryan Institute (Toronto), has published the English edition of “The Armenian Genocide: Evidence from the German Foreign Office Archives, 1915-1916”. The book includes hundreds of telegrams, letters and reports from German consular officials in the Ottoman Empire to the Foreign Office in Berlin. The documents provide unequivocal evidence of the genocidal intent of the Young Turks and the German government’s official acquiescence complicity.
The exceptional importance of these documents is underscored by the fact that only German diplomats and military officials were able to send uncensored reports out of Turkey during World War I.
Hovhannes Tumanyan -145
19th February, 2014 is the 145th birth anniversary of renowned poet, writer, literary, and national public figure Hovhannes Tumanyan. In the years of Armenian Genocide he couldn’t be indifferent to the fate of his nation.
On 1915 he together with his daughter Nvard moved from Tiflis to Echmiadzin, where the Armenian refugees were sheltered, and most of them where homeless orphans. Here, with the direct supervision and control of H. Tumanyan an orphanage was opened, where about 3000 children were sheltered.
The delegation of the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union visited Tsiternakaberd
The delegation of the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union visited Tsiternakaberd Memorial at February 18. The members of the delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and honored the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian genocide with a minute of silence. British delegation also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and got acquainted with the British press archives from the collection of AGMI, presenting Armenian massacres.
Verdugo Views: A bottle label leads to research
Article by Katherine Yamada, published in Glendale News Press agency
While browsing in an antique shop in Oregon last summer, a tiny, glass bottle filled with grains of rice caught my eye. I picked it up and read the label. "The daily ration for 750 children in 1 Near East [Armenian] Relief Orphanage is 40 pounds of rice, less than 7/8 ounce per child. For lack of this small amount, they are turning children away by the thousands. Will you help?"
The label included the names of Samuel C. Lancaster as state chairman and J.J. Handsaker as director and included an address of 606 Stock Exchange Bldg., Portland, Ore. There was no date or any other information.
Intrigued, I purchased the bottle, brought it home and put it on a shelf; promising myself that I would research this artefact one day.
The Story of Henry Morgenthau published in Eastern Armenian
The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute for the first time presents to the Armenian reader the entire memories of U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (1913-1916) Henry Morgenthau, in Eastern Armenian edition.
These memoirs have the significant of a unique source for the history of the Armenian Genocide, particularly, to reveal the folds of the crime, which was determined and planned by the Turkish Government, and to identify and explore the mental of the Turkish criminal regime of that time. The memoir of U.S. Ambassador is a monumental work indeed, where the represented facts and testimonies undeniably prove the fact of planned and committed Genocide.
In Memoriam of Aurora Mardiganian: 20th anniversary of the death
The story of life of Arshalouys (Aurora) Mardiganian, girl from Chmshkatsag, who survived the Genocide, is one of many impressive and thrilling stories, through those the whole story of the Armenian Genocide could be told.
Witnessing the deaths of her family members brutally murdered in front of her eyes, fourteen years Arshalouys was tortured and ravished by German officers, at harems of Turkish officials and Kurdish tribesmen.
Military physician Haroutyoun Khachatryan awarded with “Righteous Among the Nations Award”
Haroutyoun Khachatryan, being military physician during World War II posthumously awarded with “Righteous Among the Nations Award”, by the Jewish "Yad Vashem" organization. During the event on 4th February Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Armenia Mr. Shmuel Mayrom and Honorary Consul of Israel in Armenia Ashot Shakhmuradyan handed the medal to Haroutyoun Khachatryan’s granddaughter, Armenian singer Anna Khachatryan.
The Guardian published the story of 106 years old Armenian Genocide survivor
The Guardian refers to the story of 106 years old Armenian Genocide survivor in a special project «First World War: memories of the last survivors» with four other European newspapers.
«The diminutive old woman does not go out in Marseille much any more. She hunches over a cane and is spoilt, mollycoddled by her daughter and grandchildren. Ask her about her childhood, and she becomes perfectly alert. Ovsanna Kaloustian is 106 years old, and one of the last survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915. As a memory bearer, she is perfectly aware of the role she has to play almost a century later. "God let me live this long so that I could tell the story," she says».
The Book of Whispers” by Varujan Voskanian
The novel “The Book of Whispers” by Romanian writer of Armenian origin Varujan Voskanian was published in 2009, in Bucharest and became one of the highest scored and awarded of the publishing year.
“The Book of Whispers” narrates about The Armenian Genocide and the horrors of 20th century. This shocking work received high evaluations from the international media and literary circles for presenting with almost documentary accuracy the horrors of Genocide and stories of Armenian resettlers, trying to survive in foreign lands.
“The Armenian Genocide. The Mechanisms of Decision-making and Implementation” by Arsen Avakyan was published by Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute has published the work of Doctor of Historical Science Arsen Avakyan “The Armenian Genocide, The Mechanisms of Decision-making and Implementation”. The book reveals the mechanisms of decision-making and their implementation during World War I and the years after war , based on archives and primary sources.
The book analyzes deeply the inner structure of The Committee of Union and Progress, which made the decision of Armenians extermination, the intergroup configuration of power in the central body of this party, and the structure and creation process of "Special Organization". It also covers the responsibility of Young Turks and the Parliament in destruction the Christian population all over the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
The Status of the Armenian Deportees Settled In Syria as a Result of the Armenian Genocide and the Armenian - Arab Relations (1915-1924), by Narine Margaryan
The book of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute scholar Narine Margaryan, PHD was published. The book titled “The Status of the Armenian Deportees Settled In Syria as a Result of the Armenian Genocide and the Armenian - Arab Relations (1915-1924)”.
The book sheds light on the problems of the Armenians settled in Syria after the Armenian Genocide. It researches the attitude of the Syrian Arabs to the Armenians. At the same time it focused also on the treatment of the Arab governors and chieftains to the Armenians, then the policy under Emir Feisal rule (1918-1920), and in the first years of the French mandate (1920-1924). It discusses the development of the relations between the Arabs and the Armenians during those years.
The South African Responses to the Armenian Genocide
Dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela
As a result of the collecting works of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, a rare document was found, which witnesses a humanitarian assistance of a South African tribe to the Armenian orphans in 1921.
One of the reverends of the Independent church of South Africa, from the name of his community of 250 people, made a contribution to Armenians, who were victims of the Turkish barbarity, in the case when they were also in poor conditions.
This is a unique testimony of the protection of human rights and humanism, which recognizes no racial and geographic restrictions or boundaries.