Exhibition of Armin T. Wegner’s Photos Opens in Stockholm

The exhibition will be on display for three months (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)
The exhibition will be on display for three months (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

The exhibition will be on display for three months (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

STOCKHOLM (Public Radio of Armenia)—A new exhibition at the Armemuseum of Stockholm titled, “Armin T. Wegner: Eyewitness of the Armenian Genocide,” was opened on August 25. The exhibit showcases around thirty photos taken by Wegner while he was stationed in the Ottoman Empire with the German army during the Armenian Genocide.

The exhibition was organized by joint efforts of the Embassy of Armenia in Sweden, the Armemuseum, and armenica.org, as part of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration events in Sweden.

The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Speaker of Swedish Parliament Bjorn Soder, Parliamentary Group Leader of Christian Democrats Andreas Carlson, other parliamentarians, ambassadors accredited to Sweden, social, political and cultural figures, journalists, and representatives of the Armenian community.

Opening remarks were offered by the Director of Armemuseum, Eva-Sofie Ernstelle, and historian Vahagn Avedian. The exhibition will be open for three months.

The Armemuseum is one of the leading cultural institutions of Stockholm and is included in compulsory educational programs.


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  1. Sylva~MD~Poetry said:

     Who Knows the Photographer
    Armin T. Wagner?
    [Who took photos in the heat of the Armenian Genocide]

    He was a Lawyer
    He was a Soldier
    He was a Writer
    The photographer of unlucky ancient race
    of Urartu, the Armenians.
    He was a real human,
    He was a German
    Neither a Jew,
    Nor an Armenian

    He defended both ancient races
    Those who lost their rights to live!
    Tatars wanted them not to exist.
    possessing inhumane genes
    They existed . . . arrived
    To Kill, Behead, Confiscate, Rape, Lie, Deny
    – KBCRLD –
    This was and still is their motto in life.
    After all they found an excuse to say, 
    – it was due to WWI –
    They wanted to leave only one Armenian
    in a museum to prove and feel proud of for what they did;
    My grandmother Zaruhi she always repeated, till she left this unfair earth.
    Still Seljuk race they deny!

    How could anyone trust such phenotypes?
    What sort of hearts do they have?
    How could they slay easily so many millions 
    Without punishing themselves…
    Without respecting their prophet…their god?
    Sylva Portoian, M.D, FRCP.CH, MFPHM, (UK)

    This verse will be in my new poetry collection,
    “BRING-OUT our genocided Skulls and Artful Hands” ? November 2015