Genocide Exhibition Opens in Germany

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–An exhibition featuring original photographs of the Armenian Genocide will be held in the St. Catherine Church in Frankfurt–Germany from February 8 to March 1. The exhibition is entitled–"Records. Persecution. Extermination." According to the Armenian Genocide Institute-Museum Director–doctor of historical sciences Lavrenty Barseghian–the exhibition’s curator is a member of the "Union Against Genocide" organization of the Turkish intelligentsia–thus paying homage to the memory of Genocide victims.

Barseghian plans to attend the opening ceremony and in the roundtable discussions within the framework of the exhibition. He said the goal of these events is to attract the German government’s attention to the Genocide as well as to teach to the young generation about the most appalling crime against humanity – genocide.

The organizers of the event are the Armenian Evangelic Church and the "Union Against Genocide." The exhibition–according to Barseghian–will provide a fresh impetus to begin a dialogue between the two peoples (Armenia and Germany) – particularly to get Germany to officially recognize the Genocide.

The historian is hopeful that the exhibition will break "the ice of the Bundestag" in relation to this problem.

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