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Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

24th April 1915 - 2009

94 years after the extermination of the Armenian people, there are more and more initiatives to defend the historical truth and the Armenian communities from all over the world mobilize against Turkey's denialism to commemorate the sad anniversary of the "forgotten genocide", the Metz Yeghern.

Events calendar

New York City: 26th April 2009 from 2-4 PM
Time Square
Free and open commemoration of the 1.5 million exterminated Armenians. The citinzens and media are invited to meet Genocide Survivors and experts Mr. Papazian and Mr. Azadian. The ceremony is organized by the Mid-Atlantic chapters of Knights and Daughters of Vartan, a U.S. fraternal organization of Armenian-Americans, and co-sponsored by Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian National Committee of America, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party and Social Democratic Hunchagian Party.

Sofia, 26th April 2009 at 5 PM.
Pancho Vladigerov Concert Hall
AGBU Chamber Orchestra and Sofia Armenian organization head council organize a memorial concert.

Amsterdam,19th April 2009 at 2 PM
Mozes & Aaronkerk, Waterlooplein 205
The Federation of Armenian Organizations in Netherlands (FAON) organizes a commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The Programme will feature lectures by experts who will focus in particular on the Adana massacre of 1909. The event will also feature “Adana - Past and Present” exhibition.

24 April 2009

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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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