November 25, 2007
FROM MEMORY TO MEMORIZING.
International Conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex of the Armenian Genocide victims.
Yerevan, November 27-28
The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute organizes international conference on November 27-28, 2007 dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex of the Armenian Genocide victims.
The Conference “From Memory to Memorizing” is dedicated to the historical memory, memorial places, genocide studies, destruction of historical monuments and other problems.
The Conference is held by assistance of the government of Republic of Armenia.
Hayk Demoyan, Ruben Safrastyan, Samvel Karapetyan, Azat Eghiazaryan, Suren Manukyan, Levon Abrahamyan, Amatuni Virabyan, Laurence Ritter, Harutyun Marutyan, Lusine Sahakyan, Tigran Zakaryan, Gayane Shagoyan, Azat Eghiazaryan, Seda Parsamyan and also Sashur Kalashyan, the co-author and architect of the Memorial Complex of the Armenian Genocide, will make speeches at the Conference. From the foreign specialists Tsypelma Dariyeva, University of Humboldt of Berlin, Pamella de Condappa, King’s Collage of Great Britain, Sabri Atma, Seifo Center of Amsterdam, Yurgen Ghispert, Germany, and Hideki Fuchinoe Hiroshima University of Japan will make speeches.
At the Soviet Period when it was absolutely denied and unaccepted any national ideology, the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide and perpetuating the memory of the victims also was sentenced to obligatory silence. ArmSSR Council of Ministers passed a resolution on March 16, 1965 on constructing a memorial in memory of the genocide victims.
The memorial was opened on November 29, 1967 turning into great political and cultural event.
Since 1967, April 24 every year thousands of people visit the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex to pay a tribute to the memory of 1.500.000 Armenians, who fell victim to the genocide carried out in the Ottoman Empire.