Ground Broken for Buenos Aires Armenian Genocide Museum

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian speaks at the grounbreaking ceremony of an Armenian Genocide museum in Buenos Aires


BUENOS AIRES—On Tuesday, on the second day of his official visit to Argentina, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, accompanied by Chief of Staff of the Government of City of Buenos Aires Horacio Larreta and the representatives of local organizations and the Armenian community of Argentina, attended the groundbreaking ceremony of an Armenian Genocide museum at the neighborhood of Palermo in Buenos Aires.

“This museum is being built in order to fill up the ranks of the numerous monuments dedicated to the Armenian Genocide which extend from East to West and from North to South as a vivid testimony to the fact that no matter how much time has passed we will keep on remembering and demanding,” President Serzh Sarkisian said during a speech after the future museum’s grounds were consecrated.

“One of these bright places is Argentina, who gave a helping hand to our people in hard times, saved not only hundreds of thousands of Armenians, but also restored our people’s broken belief in the fact that man was created to resemble God,” Sarkisian said.

“Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The centennial will sum up a historical period and will herald a new phase of fighting for the restoration of justice which will be supplemented with new methods of fighting against denialism,” Sarkisian stressed. “We are going to be more powerful; powerful together with the international community, since the secret of power and the victory of justice is unity.”

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