YEREVAN — The first meeting of the commission which coordinates organization of the events devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held which was conducted by the chairman of the commission Serzh Sarkisian.
President Sarkisian greeted the participants of the sitting, thanked them for accepting the invitation to joint the commission.
“The issue of the Armenian Genocide is still open ninety-six years after it was perpetrated,” President Sargsyan said in his speech. “It’s open because it’s hard to understand the policy of annihilation a state planned and implemented against its own citizens. It’s open, since the consequences of the crime against the Armenian people have not yet been eliminated. It’s open because there are deniers of the Armenian Genocide, who spare no effort to distort this black page of the Armenian history. It’s open, since Armenian Genocide deniers view this tragedy as a phenomenon that creates inconveniences for them in international politics and do not perceive the necessity to reimburse for it through penitence.”
During the meeting Secretary of the commission, Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan briefed on the organization of the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, formation of an advisory group of the state commission. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian presented the work done abroad ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

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  1. “Where is your Christian God?” Alma Sakaian, a fifteen year old Protestant Christian Armenian, recalled hearing this question mockingly asked by perpetrators of heinous crimes upon her caravan. Alma was among the one hundred and fifty survivors of a sixty-five day forced march that witnessed over 17,850 casualties. I have documented two generations of Alma’s immediate and extended family life, as well as recreating her caravan ordeal. The research includes hundred rare pictures, newspaper and magazine articles dating 1873 – 1924. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide I am providing links to the research for those interested in this important historical era and personal story.

    Alma Sakaian, 1915 Armenian Genocide Survivor: “From Aghin” a Remembrance

    1873 Armenians in Baku

    1876 Early Protestant Missions and Missionaries in Harpoot (Kharpert)

    Rev. Crosby H. Wheeler, D.D. founder Euphrates College 1878

    Susan A. Wheeler, Crosby H. Wheeler & Emily C. Wheeler, Missionaries to Armenia

    Friends of Armenia, Boston, Massachusetts USA 1894

    1896 American Red Cross Relief Expedition to Armenia 1896 Part 1

    1896 American Red Cross Relief Expedition to Armenia 1896 Part 2

    1896 Letters From Scenes of the Recent in Armenia

    Armenians celebrate first Thanksgiving, November 26, 1896 in Boston, Massachusetts

    1898 “Illustrated Armenia and the Armenians”

    1900 Maps of Armenian Plateau: From “The Crime of Christendom”

    1900 Travel Through Five Turkish Provinces

    Anatolia College: Marsovan, Turkey 1901

    Armenia College: Renamed Euphrates College 1852-1915

    Hamidian Massacre Orphans in Marsovan, Turkey 1901

    1903 Armenian Pictures: Rare Pictures from 1903 Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad

    Christmas 1904 Armenian Prayers and Fears

    Emily C. Wheeler, Susan A. Wheeler & Rev. Crosby H. Wheeler: National Armenia & India Relief Association & Euphrates College

    Moses Gulesian, Armenian Immigrant saves “Old Ironsides”

    1906 Armenian Pictures: Rare Pictures From Missionary Herald

    1907 The Desert and the Sown (Aleppo Governorate)

    1908 Armenian Pictures: Rare Pictures Missionary Herald Magazine

    1910 Armenian Pictures: Rare Pictures

    1912 Armenian Pictures: Rare Pictures Missionary Herald at Home & Abroad

    Murder of Rev. Charles H. Holbrook: Turkey, August 13, 1913

    1913 Armenian Pictures: Rare Pictures from Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad

    Late 1914 War I in Turkish Armenia Pictures: Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad

    100 Year Old Armenian Refugee to America November 1914

    Turkish Deportation Proclamation: June 28, 1915

    1915 Martyred Professors of Euphrates College, Harpoot

    Alma (Sakaian) Shahabian: 1915 Genocide Survivor

    Alma Sakaian: 1915 Deportation Caravan Rte. PART I : The First 13 of 65 Days Forced March; Aghin to Malatia

    Alma Sakaian: 1915 Caravan PART II Malatia to Samsat

    Alma Sakaian: 1915 Caravan PART III Samsat to Ras Al Ayn

    Photographs Sakaian Aghin Caravan Deportation Route June-Sept 1915 Aghin to Aleppo

    Rare Armenian Postcards circa 1915

    1915: The Railways of Syria and Palestine

    1912-1915 Taurus Mts. & Adana [Construction of the Berlin to Baghdad Railway]

    1915 Boston Globe Armenian Massacre Headlines April – October

    1916 Armenian Pictures : Rare Pictures from Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad Magazine

    Khanem Ketenjian (Armenuhi) – Armenian Resistance in Urfa 1915

    Armenian Legion 1916 – 1920 : Legion d’Orient

    Captain Jim Chankalian, Leader U.S. Volunteer Armenian Force WWI

    America Aids Armenian Christmas 1896-1920

    “The Helping Hand”: National Armenian Relief Committee

    1917 American Physician in Turkey Pictures: War & Peace

    The New Armenia Magazine 1917 January – December Issues

    Armenian Relief Pictures 1920-1922: The New Near East, Volumes 6-8

    First Armenian Slave Girl Rescued February 1920

    Armenian Girls Forced in Harems and Servitude

    Secrets of the Harems: The Last Stronghold of Slavery

    AUCTION OF SOULS:Aurora Mardiganian

    American Cities Adopt Armenian Orphans

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