The Armenian Genocide Museum

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The Armenian Genocide Museum in Yerevan and the Institute connected with it are part of the Memorial complex on Tsitsernakaberd [the Hill of Swallows] that dominates the city. Inaugurated in 1967 the complex includes the circular Memorial Building that houses the eternal flame, the “cracked” obelisk that symbolizes the wounded part of historic Armenia and Armenia re-born and the Wall of Remembrance that houses the ashes or soil from the graves of the Righteous for the Armenians. The complex is a place of pilgrimage for Armenian families, school children and university students, as well as foreign visitors. The Museum and the Institute – the latter set up in 1995 to heighten awareness of historical facts and of the genocide, still denied by Turkey – engage in numerous cultural activities as well as scientific research, also in partnership with the Academy of Science and the National Archive in Yerevan. They publish material on the genocide and on the “Righteous for the Armenians”, organize conferences and seminars, and offer scholarships to young researchers. The Institute’s declared aim is to keep the memory of the past alive in order to build a future of freedom and democratic coexistence between peoples. 


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Wefor is our Website dedicated to the figures of moral resistance against totalitarianism. The virtual Gardens of Europe’s Righteous and the teaching section YouFor are the core of this project realized by Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous. Through the establishment of the European Day of the Righteous by the Brussels Parliament, Wefor has received its highest recognition.