YEREVAN — Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the National Archive
will publish corresponding documents in three languages, particularly about the massacres carried out in the western part of Cilicia and Anatolia, Director of the National Archive Amatuni Virabyan told reporters today.
The Armenian National Archive has already prepared a Russian book titled “The Participation of Armenians in the First World War,” which was published in Moscow. A three-volume publication titled “The Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey” has also been released. The first volume has already been translated into English and Turkish, Virabyan informed reporters.
According to him, by the 100th anniversary it is intended to implement three more programs. The second program is the publication of a series of chapters about the material and cultural losses of the Armenians. “Nothing will end with the 100th anniversary. Everything starts with it”.
He said the National Archive’s next project is to compile the list of Armenian Genocide victims. “Jews have collected names of six million victims of the Holocaust and three million photos. In our case the number is small, as we are too late. Nevertheless, we think it’s possible to collect at least 300 thousand names,” Virabyan said.
One of the most important initiatives the National Archive plans ahead of the Genocide centennial is called “100 names.”
“We’ll try to present the names of 100 Armenians, who survived the Armenian Genocide, found refuge in different countries and succeeded in the fields of culture, science, business and others,” Director of the National Archive said. One of the examples is Arshile Gorky, who survived the Genocide and became world famous artist.
While I do not read Armenian, I would very much like to have an English
transliteration of the title of the 3-volume collection of documents, as well as the actual title of the first translated volume — where can I buy it? When do you estimate the last two volumes will be available in English? Thanks very much — Dr. Will Thomson, Arlington VA