Corinna Shattuck. The Armenians life-saving American
In 1894-1896, Miss Corinna Shattuck an employee of organization of American Council of authorized representatives of foreign missions (OALAKH- American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions or ABCFM) performed great work In order to mitigate the massacre horrors of western Armenians.
The result of her heroic efforts was that she ensconced and saved the life of the 240 Armenians (60 men and the rest women and children) in the house allocated to her, risking her own live during the massacres at Urfa in 1895. She even did not use the right reserved to herself to move Ayntap preferring to help the Armenians suffered from the massacres.
Hayk Demoyan awarded Shahan Gantaharyan Chief Editor of “Aztag” daily
Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan awarded Shahan Gantaharyan; Director and Chief Editor of “Aztag” daily with "Henry Morgenthau" gratitude medal.
AGMI highlights and appreciates the editorial staff of “Aztag” daily, particularly the supports of chief editor Shahan Gantaharyan and his participation in coordinating the cooperation of Hayk Demoyan; Secretary of Armenian Genocide 100th anniversary events with the Armenian community of Lebanon.
Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and Armenian daily newspaper “Aztag” published in Lebanon have close collaboration for long years. “Aztag” daily covers the activities of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and the information published on its website. Articles of AGMI researchers are also published in “Aztag” exceptional volumes.
Chairman of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Sweden visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex
Today, a delegation headed by Chairman of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Sweden visited Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex.
Commission Chairman Kenneth G Forslund and the accompanying delegation put flowers at the eternal fire of the Memorial Complex and honoured the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute of silence.
Swedish parliamentarians also visited Armenian Genocide Museum and got acquainted with proofs, facts and episodes of Armenian Genocide.
The refugee camp of the deported Armenians in Ras al-Ayn
This rare photo was taken in 1915/1916 in the surroundings of Ras al-Ayn; a Syrian locality, where the Armenian deportees from the Western Armenia and other places of the Ottoman Empire have been settled. The photo was taken secretly from the second floor of a building near the refugee camp. Probably the photographer tried to be unnoticed realizing that he/she could be severely punished by the Ottoman censorship law, which banned taking photo of the caravans of the deported Armenians and the refugee’s concentration camps.
During the years of the Genocide the Arabian village of Ras al-Ayn; located on Euphrates, became the cantered refugee camp of the deported Armenians from Sebastia, Diyarbakir and Kharberd, and from Constantinople and Cilicia afterwards. According to the eye witnesses, 500-600 people died daily of cold, hunger or epidemics. In 4 months 3-14 thousand people passed away in Ras al-Ayn, for which the local governor asked not to stop the replacement of the Armenian deportees in that locality.
The Armenian Genocide Museum will be closed from Jan. 28 - 30.
The Armenian Genocide Museum – Institute
Sara Corning - 145
Lived to serve others
Sara Corning was born in Chegoggin City, in 1872, eight kilometers north of Yarmouth (south-eastern Canada). She joined the American Red Cross during the First World War (1914-1918) and left for the Ottoman Empire as a volunteer to assist the Armenian refugees and orphans rescued from the Turkish massacres. In those days the Canadian media (Toronto World, The Halifax Herald, La Presse and etc.) largely covered the Armenian massacres to make the public aware of the problem.
In 1922 Sara signed up for the Near East Relief and left for Smyrna.
In September 1922, the Kemalists invaded Smyrna, which was mainly populated by refugees. Sara remembers: “The area was filled with lot of sick refugees and we had to open a clinic in order to take care of them, but it was soon closed by soldiers”.
Chinese edition of Memories of Aurora Martiganian
In late 2016, the Chinese edition of “Ravished Armenia” had been published in Taiwan.
The book is translated and published by David Vang, by the permission of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
The book presents the memories of Armenian Genocide young survivor Aurora Martiganian (Arshaluys Martikian), the cruel and inhuman hardships she has passed through along with her nation.
''Turkish gendarmes came with whips in hands, began to carry us to Deir ez-Zor slashing and beating us''
Mariam Baghdishian’s testimony
1909, Musa Ler, Village of Haji-Habibli
Genocide survivor Mariam Baghdishian comes from the village of Haji-Habibli of Musaler. She says that during the first days of massacres her father was called up to the Ottoman army, and her mother with three young children did not manage to climb the mountain and appeared to be among the deportees. Mariam tells how they were brought to Adana and left without water and bread. Her mother and younger sister died of hunger, and she, along with her other sister, ended up in an orphanage.
The Murder of Hrant Dink
Istanbul, Shishli, January 19, 2007.
The photo is of the dead body of Hrant Dink; editor of “Agos” weekly published in Turkey.
This murder was the result of nationalist and intolerant atmosphere increasing day by day in Turkey, which is encouraged by the Turkish government. Hrant Dink was the victim of hatred disseminating policy towards Armenians and the policy of denying the Armenian Genocide on state level. This murder gave birth to a new resolution; 1.500.000+1.
Hrant Dink was murdered in January 19, 2007, by three firearm shots in the back of his head, in front of “Agos” editorial office in Shishli. Leaving away the killer had exclaimed “giaour”, which gives reason to believe, that the murder was committed on ground of nationalism.
Karen Jeppe – 140
Karen Jeppe was born in 1876 in Giling, Denmark.
Like his contemporaries, Jeppe first heard about 1894-1896 Armenian massacres from European press. 1902 became a turning point in her life. After listening to a lecture delivered by Danish scholar, humanist Oge Meyer Benediksen, Karen Jeppe becomes member of “Danish Friends of Armenians” humanitarian organization and meets Johannes Lepsius; founder and president of the German Orient Mission with a willing to work with them.
Jeppe was not a missioner. Jeppe and Benediksen were deeply convinced that in order to help Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and stimulate their development they have to respect their religion and culture.
Jeppe and the leaders of “Danish Friends of Armenians” organization had understood that in order to cooperate with German and American missionary organizations, and local authorities, as well, they must have a support in the Ottoman Empire.
Georgian Interior Minister visited Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex
Georgian Interior Minister Georgy Mgebrishvili visited Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex with his Armenian colleague RA Chief Police Officer Vladimir Gasparyan.
Georgian Interior Minister laid a wreath at the Genocide Monument, after which members of Georgian delegation put flowers at the eternal fire and honored the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute of silence.
AGMI Deputy Director Suren Manukyan presented to the guest the construction history of the Genocide Monument. Than the delegation visited Armenian Genocide Museum and got acquainted with proofs and facts of the Armenian Genocide.