The memory of the Armenian Genocide

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Within the framework of WW1 (1914-1918), the Ottoman Empire, nowadays Turkey, was the scene of the genocide against the Armenian people (1915 – 1923), the first one in the Twentieth century. Through it the government of the "Young Turks" that seized the power in 1908 perpetrated the elimination of the Armenian ethnic group, which inhabited Anatolia since VII century b.C.. In those horrific years, two thirds of the Ottoman Armenian perished, i.e. nearly 1,5 million people.

This year, after one century, there will be numerous celebrations in memory of the victims.

24 April, Yerevanceremonial events will be held at the Armenian Genocide Memorial with the participation of high-ranking foreign delegations. At 8.15 p.m., the Republic Square in Yerevan will host the World Orchestra 24/04 with the participation of 140 musicians, conductors and soloists from around the world.

21 April, Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet: concert organized by UGAB France,  under the High Patronage of President François Hollande. Alain Altinoglu  directs the Armenian World Orchestra, playing music by Komitas, Katchatourian and Michel Petrossian. 

26 April, New York: In Times Square, from 1.45 to 4 p.m., thousands Armenians invite all other people to join them in a commemoration rally "at the crossroads of the world"

25 April, Oslo: Armenian Liturgy at the Royal Cathedral. 

7, 8, 9 May, Washington D.C.: commemorations not only to commemorate those who were lost, but also to celebrate the birth of a new Armenia and the thriving Armenian communities around the world. The event series comprises A Journey through a Century of Armenian Music. to highlight the ongoing vitality of Armenian artists and musicians. 

24 April, Geneva (Switzerland): Requiem Mass, Church of St. Agop Troinex, followed by car transfer to Berne, rally in Berne and concert in the Berne Cathedral  (Münster). 

21 April, BerlinWorldwide reading in memory of the victims and along with a call for international recognition of the genocide. Held by Lepsiushaus Potsdam int he framework of the international literature festival of Berlin, where a call to read texts on the Armenian genocide all over the world on its centennial will be presented.

13 April 2015

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