Research Institute to Compile List of Genocide Victims

MUNICH–Germany–The Munich-based Institute for Armenian Research announced that it has embarked on a project to compile a list of all victims of the Armenian Genocide–as a means to secure reparations for victims and their families.

In an announcement issued this week–the institute said that compilation of the Genocide survivors’ list will serve the pursuit of the Armenian Cause politically–legally and morally.

The institute stated that its has already begun researching this project utilizing volumes of already existing materials such as books–governmental documen’s and archives stored in various international organizations. However–the institute pointed out that there still remain countless survivor accounts which have not been documented. These accounts are crucial for the completion of this project–thus–for the first time–the institute is appealing to the public in order to access such records and documen’s.

In the second tier of the project–the institute urges individuals to submit family archives for evaluation and research–as well as complete the process of archiving of non-documented accounts of the Genocide.

The institute is appealing to the public in Armenia and the Diaspora to provide vital information regarding relatives and friends who have been victims of the Armenian Genocide and provide the following information:

*Victim’s name–last name and father’s name;

*Victim’s birth place and date of birth (approximations accepted);

*Place of expulsion (if different from place of birth)

*Events leading of to death or disappearance–i.e. murder–famine–illness–abduction–disappearance;

*Listing of the victim’s assets;

*Listing of information published about the victim (book–newspaper–publication–etc.)

Given that 84 years have passed since the Genocide–many individuals may not be able to provide all answers to aforementioned questions–thus–the institute requests that relatives submit the information that they know.

It is imperative that individuals completing the questionnaire sign and indicate their name–address as it appears on official documen’s and in the language of the country from where the questionnaire is sent. Given that these questionnaires and the information contained in them will serve as officials documen’s–the institute suggests that two additional (witness) signatures be added to the questionnaire. Both witnesses are requested to sign the document in the language of the country in which they reside. The institute also urges participants to include copies of documen’s or any other materials relating to the Genocide victims with the questionnaire.

The documen’s may be mailed to:

In the CIS

Institute for Armenian Research

30 Hanrapetutiune Street

Yerevan 375019

Elsewhere

Institut fur Armeniche Fragen e. V.

Steinsdorf str. No. 20

80538 Munchen–Germany

The institute discourages submissions via email–since their authenticity might be called into question. A short description and information regarding the project is available to interested parties. Requests may be faxed to 0049-89-29162004.

The institute urges all Armenia’s who read the appeal to inform others–in order for this project to reach its eventual fruition. The utilization and storage of all documen’s will be determined in consultation with Armenian governmental and academic experts–the announcement explained.

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