What impact did the Armenian massacre
have on your generation?
The explosion happened a day after Yerevan held ceremonies commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian massacre
during the World War I.
The Armenian massacre
, the product mainly of racist nationalism and religious zealotry, set a grim precedent for such horrors to follow and offers a horrific reminder of what happens when a culture falls into such irrationality.
Rasool Armenians of Kurdistan mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian massacre
. They at the same time emphasize the importance of coexistence and brotherhood between the components of the society.
It has fiercely lobbied to prevent countries, including the Holy See, from officially recognising the Armenian massacre
Turkey has fiercely lobbied to prevent countries, including the Holy See, from officially recognizing the Armenian massacre
as genocide and reacted strongly to Francis' declaration.
"Due to the Armenian massacre
there is something of human rights in our alphabet, [that is] if there are human rights."
Born in 1908 in Armenia, Karsh escaped the Armenian massacre
and eventually made his way to Canada in 1924, where he apprenticed with his uncle.
Dozens of intellectuals, including 2006 Nobel literature laureate Orhan Pamuk, have been tried under the provision for "insulting Turkishness" by calling the Armenian massacre
one's list of modern tragedies includes the gulag, the Holocaust, the Armenian massacre
, the Nanking massacre, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Cambodian war and the Bosnian wars, but does not extend to encompass the Atlantic slave trade and US race relations, Dresden, Hiroshima and the Vietnam War, to say nothing of the postcolonial tragedies unfolding in Africa." This is an oddly random list.
But, just days before the fest lineup announcement, Egoyan asked to have his film shown out of competition; he felt it was wrong to have a film depicting the Armenian massacre
in a competitive environment.
Turkey has opposed the use of the term "genocide" to describe those events, and states that there were only 300,000 victims and that they died "in the course of deportations that took place in the framework of the First World War." Ankara has taken measures against all countries that label the Armenian massacre
as a genocide, including France and Italy, whose Parliaments recognized the genocide publicly.