The Promise, the 2017 historical drama featuring the Ottoman-era horrors of the Genocide, has been screened for foreign diplomats accredited to Los Angeles.
The event was organized at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) upon the initiative of the Armenian Consulate, the Foreign Ministry’s press service reports.
Apart from the diplomatic corps, it brought together also members of different international organizations, scholars, professors and representatives of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at the UCLA School of Law.
In her speech, Consul Amella Shakaryan highlighted Genocide recognition campaign pursued Armenia and the Diaspora, praising especially the US-Armenian community’s contribution. She also briefed the participants on Armenia’s consistent efforts towards the prevention of future crimes of genocide.
Unidentified people have damaged the cross-stone commemorating Armenian Genocide victims, at Inselgarten park in Leer, Germany, local Armenian resident Albert Tovmasyan on Thursday told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“We had placed granite stones on the sides, beautified [it]; now, they are damaged,” he added. “I assume the youth from the Awege party are the doers; there are such conversations in the city. We caught [them] the first time they had done it. Those that damaged the cross-stone were drunken youth.”
Tovmasyan said it was decided to install video cameras nearby this cross-stone.
“At the moment, we are negotiating so that the area will be [video] recorded and such incidents be ruled out,” he noted.
This monument was vandalized in February, too.
The cross-stone was placed in October 2016, and as a symbol of the memory of Armenian Genocide victims.
Another conference denying Armenian Genocide is slated for November in Turkey.
The event will bring together several historians, according to Akşam (Evening) newspaper of the country.
And Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is to deliver opening remarks at this conference.
It is noted that the Treaty of Lausanne is also expected to be discussed at this event.
As every year, this year also Gisella Days held on May 14 in Veszprem. The city was founded by the king Ishtvan as a gift for his wife Gizella, that’s why it is also known as the „ Town of Queens”. Among many years Gizella Days are celebrated and thousand of tourists from different parts of the world are taking part to this great festival. Among 5 minorities of Veszprem The National Self-Government of Armenian Minority of Veszprem took part to this beautiful ceremony, during which the aremenian outstandin opera singer Nelson Sahakyan and famous accordeonist Davit Yengibaryan presented Armenian cultur.