A lecture dedicated to the 91st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was delivered at the Saint Sarkis Armenian
Dr. Tessa Hofmann (photo left) is a member of the Eastern Europe Institute of the Free University of Berlin and author or editor of ten books on Armenian history and culture. She is also a volunteer human rights activist and defender of minority rights since 1979 and has published or lectured on many occasions on the situation of the Armenian minority of
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Events dedicated to the 91st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were held in the Armenian community of
The Holy Mass was celebrated on 23 April 2006 at the Saint Sarkis Armenian church (photo right). Wreaths were laid at the Martyrs' Monument, followed with cultural program presented by the Armenian organizations.
George Parseghian said in his speech: “If
Primate Bishop Armash Nalbandian addressed a commandment at the Holy Mass. Bishop Rimon Id, the Primate of the Maronite
After the liturgy, the crowd headed to the cemetery where a requiem at the
Martyrs' Monument was also held.
Datev Basmajian, pastor of the Armenian evangelical
In the afternoon, Bishop Nalbandian and representatives of
Armenian unions visited the Embassy of Armenia and left a notice in the memorial register.
Additional readings on Tessa Hofmann:
– Lecture in
“Annihilation, Impunity, Denial: The Case Study of the Armenian Genocide in the
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– Speech delivered during the “Pro-Armenia Conference:
“The affirmation of the Genocide of the Armenians: a human rights defender's point of view”.
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– Research published by the EU Office of the Armenian Associations of Europe.
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– Dr. Tessa Hofmann
– Saint Sarkis Armenian Church in Damascus, Syria.