Many are the Righteous who opposed the Metz Yeghern - the Great Evil, the genocide against the Armenians that started 100 years ago.
100 years after the Metz Yeghern, the "Great Evil" that hit the Armenian people, many towns remember the genocide perpetrated by the Young Turks through exhibitions, meetings, readings and conferences.
Dogan Akhanli, German-Turkish writer and activist honored on 6 March, European Day of the Righteous, held a performance on his last day in Turkey, the country that imprisoned him for 4 months for denouncing the Armenian genocide. We are pleased to publish the text, based on his latest novel Die Richter des jüngsten Gerichts (the Judges of the Most Recent Court).
A "place for hope" to keep on struggling for democracy, freedom of expression and the defense of human rights in Turkey and all over the world. This was the concept at the basis of the layout of the new seat of Hrant Dink Foundation in Istanbul.
The Professor at Israel's Open University, Yair Auron, author of numerous books about genocide cases and founder of Gariwo Israel, published in Haaretz a reflection on the difficult issues of Armenian identity and the struggle against genocide denial.
The genocide against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the Great War (1915-2015): this is the title of the international conference that will take place in Paris at the Mémorial de la Shoah from 25 to 28 March, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hereby we publish the remarks of Honorary Consul of Armenia and Gariwo co-founder Pietro Kuciukian, held at the Garden of the Righteous on Monte Stella Hill on 6 March 2015, in honor of the vali of Aleppo Mehmet Gelal Bey.
On past 23 April, Turkish PM Recep Erdogan offered his condolences to the Armenian victims killed in 1915, yet he did not mention the word “genocide”. We asked Agopik Manoukian, honorary President of the Armenians in Italy, to tell us about the peculiar features of Turkish genocide denial.
Metz Yeghern 100 years later
During the era of World War 1 (1914-1918), in the territory of the ex-Ottoman empire, the genocide of Turkey’s Armenian population took place (1915-1923); it was the first genocide of the twentieth century. The government of the “Young Turk’s,” who seized power in 1908, eliminated the entire Armenian population who had been present in the area since the end of the seventh century B.C.
To mark the centennial of the Armenian genocide, we interviewed Antonia Arslan, author of book "The Lark Farm", who underlined the importance of the figures of Ottoman Righteous in sight of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.
"The letter to Hitler"
Gabriele Nissim's latest book tells the story of Armin T. Wegner, witness to the Armenian genocide, the totalitarian drift of the Soviet Union and the Holocaust. It is a powerful account of how a "special German" defied the cruellest power to denounce persecutions against the Armenians and the Jews.
Fatih Akin, German director with Turkish origins, recalls the facts and the story of an Armenian father of two girls during the terrible years of the Armenian Genocide, in the occasion of its Centenary.