President Barack Obama issued his annual statement on the Armenian Genocide, and as it was announced earlier this week, he failed to use the word Genocide to describe the systematic killing and deportation of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire, instead choosing, once again, to bow to Turkish pressure.
It was August of 1983 and the heat of the San Fernando Valley kept us indoors. There were six of us on my aunt’s king-size bed, all under the age of nine: my brother and me and four “cousins” who were technically my aunts and uncles because they were the offspring of my grandmother’s [...]
Members of Congress joined with Armenian Americans from throughout the U.S. at the Capitol Hill observance of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, an evening of moving tributes and equally powerful calls for the President Obama to reject Turkey’s gag-rule and press Ankara toward a truthful and just resolution of this crime against humanity, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
During the last few years there has been great enthusiasm for presenting the Armenian Genocide in fictional, story, form. My sense is that this notion animates all Armenians around the world. We all want our “Schindler’s List”, we all want our “Sofie’s Choice”. We want it because we cannot stop talking about the Genocide.