8  17.10.14 - Presentation of Armenian Genocide: Frontpage Coverage in the World Press book by Genocide Museum Director Hayk Demoyan

New book on Genocide to be sent to Turkish leaders

New book on Genocide to be sent to Turkish leaders

PanARMENIAN.Net - On October 17, the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum, Doctor of Historical Sciences Hayk Demoyan hosted a presentation of his book “Armenian Genocide: Frontpage Coverage in the World Press”.

The illustrated volume, released in Armenian and English languages, contains reports of the British, French, American, Italian, Russian, Austrian, Czech, German and Norwegian media on the crime against humanity committed in the Ottoman Empire.

The Genocide Museum and Demoyan himself spent 6 years to gather from the world press of 19-20th centuries the materials detailing the atrocities, published on the front pages.

During the presentation, Demoyan signed 3 copies of the book to be sent to Turkish President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. "From now on, all publications on the Armenian Genocide will be sent to the above-mentioned addressees," he said.

The publication was sponsored by Ameria Group of Companies.

"This book is the expression of our gratitude to the countries and people who lent a helping hand to Armenians. Sponsorship in the publication of the book was a matter of honor to Ameria. It's been our 3rd collaboration with the Genocide Museum and we're proud with the partnership. As Hemingway says, the bell tolls for all, it is in the heart of each of us, and this book can let other people hear it who study our history," Ameria Development Director Tigran Jrbashyan said .

The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide (1915-23) was the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. It was characterized by massacres and deportations, involving forced marches under conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees, with the total number of deaths reaching 1.5 million.

The majority of Armenian Diaspora communities were formed by the Genocide survivors.

Present-day Turkey denies the fact of the Armenian Genocide, justifying the atrocities as “deportation to secure Armenians”. Only a few Turkish intellectuals, including Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk and scholar Taner Akcam, speak openly about the necessity to recognize this crime against humanity.

The Armenian Genocide was recognized by Uruguay, Russia, France, Lithuania, Italy, 45 U.S. states, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Argentina, Belgium, Austria, Wales, Switzerland, Canada, Poland, Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, the Vatican, Luxembourg, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Sweden, Venezuela, Slovakia, Syria, Vatican, as well as the European Parliament and the World Council of Churches.

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