Ceremony marks anniversary of Armenian Genocide of 1915

Published on Thursday, 26 April 2018 18:41
Written by

HARTFORD - The Great Hall of the Connecticut House of Representatives was filled to overflowing Saturday, April 21 as the Connecticut Armenian community and many human rights advocates met to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

Keynote speaker professor Taner Akçam of Clark University, spoke of his most recent research documenting the actions of leaders of the then Ottoman Empire in ordering the death marches and brutal killing of some 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children. He pointed out the error in other governments refusing to publicly acknowledge the genocide, while privately admitting that it happened, for the reasons of national security and political stability.

Akçam demonstrated that the acknowledgement of the genocide is a moral necessity, despite the fact that it happened so long ago, and that without its acknowledgement and condemnation, continued genocides and human rights violations continue and intensify as we are witnessing today.

-Harry Mazadoorian

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Thursday, 26 April 2018 18:41. Updated: Thursday, 26 April 2018 18:44.