YEREVAN — More than 200 German actors will read Franz Werfel’s “40 Days of Musa Dagh” at the Nuremberg State Theatre, German film director Christian Papke told reporters in Yerevan, armradio.am reports.

“We have planned to organize a 40-hour ongoing reading of that novel by 200 actors. It is good that the world is awakening again,” he said.

“Events commemorating the Armenian Genocide victims will be held across Germany this year,” the director said.

He added that a concert by a renowned Armenian opera singer will conclude the commemorations.

The German director said he doesn’t think that the society is now aware of the tragedy, adding that proper work needs to be done to fill that information gap.

“An informed society and its position are the most important, because in democratic societies it is the public dictating its opinion to the political elite,” Christian Papke said as he presented his country’s position on the Armenian Genocide.

Papke is the author of an Armenian Genocide film shot within the framework of the “Talking about Borders” project. The documentary “Armenia: Long Road of Shadows” will premiere in Germany on April 22, and will be screened in Austria on April 23.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Microsoft’s Acceleration Program to Assist Startups in Armenia

YEREVAN — Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia has launched the new round of…

Researching the Past: What Happened to the Once Thriving Bangladeshi Armenian Community?

The following is a press release of the Armenian Church of the…

\”Encountering the Past in Turkey\” a Conference at London School of Economics and Political Science

LONDON –A three-day public conference entitled “Encountering the Past in Turkey” organized…

Genocide Documentary \”Aghet\” Screened to Honor Human Rights Day

By Michelle M. Hu (The Harvard Crimson) In honor of this year’s…