Jean Block, the President of the University of California (UCLA), academic scientist and biologist, along with Doctor Erik Israelyan, a well-known American-Armenian physician, Coordinator at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, producer of the movie "The Promise," visited The Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex. The guests arrived in Armenia on the invitation of the President of The Republic Armenia Armen Sargsyan.
Doctor Erik Israelyan and Jean Block were accompanied by Harutyun Marutyan, the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, who presented the history of construction of the memorial complex and its symbolism. The guests put flowers at the eternal fire honoring the memory of the innocent martyrs of the genocide and then made a tour in the Alley of Memory, where Mr. Israelyan and Mr.
Block watered the tree planted by the creative team of the movie "The Promise" in 2017 in commemoration of Kirk Kerkorian, national hero of Armenia and a distinguished benefactor, thus retaining the promise never to forget the Armenian Genocide.
The guests also had a guided tour in the Museum, got acquainted with the museum exhibits, and at the end of the tour Mr. Israelyan and Mr. Block left a note in the Memory Book of the museum.