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Armenian Genocide

Istanbul: Kamp Armen returned to Armenians

Kamp Armen, the former orphanage and childrens camp that hosted also Hrant and Rakel Dink, will be returned to the Gedikpaşa Armenian Protestant Church Foundation, thanks to the struggle led by civil society groups. A historic victory for the Armenian community, in the century of the Armenian Genocide.

If the Holocaust were called a "massacre"

Israel Charny and Yair Auron were invited by the Armenian government to speak at the Centennial Observance of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan, in April 2015. Here is one of their Haaretz articles criticizing Israel for allegedly refusing recognition to the Armenian Genocide out of a "self-serving" attitude. 

"Our work for the truth and the dialogue"

In Turkey, besides the denial of the nationalists and Kemalists, there are now many citizens keen to learn about the historical truth of the Armenian genocide, says Sibel Asna, a founding member of the Hrant Dink Foundation, which since 2007 works to develop a culture of dialogue and peace.

Armin T. Wegner and the moral failure of the Twentieth Century

Why did everything repeat in history, as the Qohelet said, asked himself Armin Wegner? The Pope probably reproposed the same question by remembering the Armenian genocide and giving it a clear and precise name. By Gabriele Nissim

The Armenian Genocide between history and memory

24 April - Comune di Milano (Milan City Hall), Sala Alessi - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be commemorated with an important Conference, with prominent speakers including Antonia Arslan, author of The Lark Farm, and Gariwo chairman Gabriele Nissim, author of La Lettera a Hitler about Righteous among the Nations Armin T. Wegner. 

The Armenian Righteous in the Milan Garden

Many are the Righteous who opposed the Metz Yeghern - the Great Evil, the genocide against the Armenians that started 100 years ago.

Metz Yeghern

the genocide of the Armenians

In the framework of first world war (1914-1918), in the area of the Ottoman Empire, in Turkey, we witness the unfolding of the genocide of the Armenian people (1915 – 1923), the first of the Twentieth century. Through it the government of the "Young Turks", which seized power in 1908, carried out the elimination of the Armenian ethnic group, which has inhabited the Anatolic area since the Seventh century b.C..
In the memory of the Armenian people, and also according to the historian's estimates, two thirds of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, nearly 1,500,000 people, perished. Many were the children forced to convert to Islam and the women sent to the harems. The deportation and extermination of 1915 were preceded by the pogroms of 1894-96 planned by Sultan Abdul Hamid II and by those of 1909 carried out by the government of the "Young Turks".

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Hrant Dink

journalist who promoted dialogue and reconciliation between Turks and Armenians