Royal Chapel of Versailles to commemorate Armenian Genocide

Royal Chapel of Versailles to commemorate Armenian Genocide

PanARMENIAN.Net - A concert at the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles in France will commemorate the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 23.

"At the heart of the First World War was the Armenian Genocide in Turkey (1915-1916). Two thirds of the Armenian population died as a result of deportations, famines and massacres planned by the Ottoman Empire," the Office of Tourism of Versailles said in the description of the event.

"The Royal Chapel will be the place where the voice of the Armenian people will be heard, through music that is now symbolic of its millenary history. Its capital Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded in 782 BC, and Armenia was the first Christian Kingdom in the 4th century. After many vicissitudes and a considerable diaspora, Armenians are today a globalized people but a living culture. Three virtuoso artists present the splendid "classical music"; of Armenia, so that memory and the strength to live can be brought together at this symbolic moment."

On April 24, 1915, a large group of Armenian intellectuals was rounded up and assassinated in Constantinople by the Ottoman government. On April 24, 2022, Armenians worldwide will be commemorating the 107th anniversary of the Genocide which continued until 1923. Some three dozen countries, hundreds of local government bodies and international organizations have so far recognized the killings of 1.5 million Armenians as Genocide. Turkey denies to this day.

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