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Montebello Armenian Genocide Monument. © Hagop Bedrossian.
Orange County Armenian Genocide Monument.

List of Armenian Genocide Monuments around the world.


On August 19, members of the Armenian cultural union Nairi and a group of men, accompanied by the Iranian Armenian Mountaineers went to Jan Ston Field. They placed a memorial plaque in memory of the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

In the Armenia diaspora the little public art we have is largely consisted of memorials dedicated to teh victims of teh Armenian Genocide of 1915. There are 139 Armenian memorialscommemorative plaques, inscriptions and monumental sculpture throughout the world, the most well-known of which is the Genocide Monument (1968) in Armenia's Dzidzernagapert Memorial Park designed by architects S. Kalashian and L. Mkrtchian.

There are 27 other Genocide memorials in Armenia. That number is exceeded only by the memorials in France, 35 in all. The United States has 21, Lebanon has 5, while Uruguay and Venezuela have one each. Other countries with Genocide memorials include Poland, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, among others.

A MONUMENT TO ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS SET UP IN FRANCE'S LILA TOWN YEREVAN, MAY 23, ARMENPRESS: The Armenian foreign ministry press office reported that in France's Lila town a cross- stone, commemorating the memory of 1915 Armenian genocide victims.

The opening ceremony was attended by the mayor of Lila, Jean Jacques Salle, Armenia's ambassador in France, Edward Nalbandian, state and political leaders, as well as by the clergy and representatives of the local Armenian community. On that day Armenian flags were hoisted on Lila's town council and streets.

The Armenian ambassador noted France's recongnition of the Genocide, "The fact that there are numerous monuments dedicated to the victims of Armenian genocide in France's territory proves that the genocide has been acknowledged by its citizens,"

City of Fresno to build Genocide memorial

On Oct 10, 2005, Fresno Mayor Alan Autry announced his commitment to build a monument in the near future dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.


Noyan Tapan Armenians Today Mar 30 2006

YEREVAN, MARCH 30, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. Opening of a memorial complex dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims will take place at the Bomon distict of the city of Marseilles on April 24. Gilbert Kerkerian, the Deputy Mayor of Marseilles informed about this at the March 29 meeting with the Armenia-France Friendship Deputies' Groups. It was mentioned that the French Government which allocated one million evros, implements building of the memorial complex, and the author of the idea draft is the Marseilles-Armenia Association. The Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex became a source of inspiration for building the memorial complex: it will be engraved in French and Armenia on the monument: "In the memory of 1 mln 500 thousand Armenian became victims of the first genocide of the 20th century conducted by the Turkish government in 1915." Petros Mashughian, a member of the Marseilles-Armenia Association mentioned that four flags will be placed in front of the memorial complex: France, Armenia, the European Union and the city of Marseilles. It was also mentioned that the assistance shown by Jean-Claude Gaudin, the Marseill es Mayor, the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate is great in building the memorial complex. Mher Shahgeldian, the head of the Armenia-France Friendship Deputies' Group appreciated the Armenian-French friendship, considering opening of the memorial complex symbolical, as the Year of Armenia is marked in France this year. He also attached importance to the contribution of the Armenian community in Marseilles and the Marseilles-Armenia Association in the issue of building the memorial complex . As Noyan Tapan was informed by the RA NA Public Relations' Department, other issues relating to the Armenian-French ties and of bilateral interest were discussed at the meeting.

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The following table shows the major memorials around the world dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims.

Image Memorial Location Date
70px Memorial Chapel border=1 Armenian Catholicossate of Cilicia, Antelias, Lebanon 1938
70px Montebello Genocide Memorial border=1 border=1 Montebello, California, United States 1965
Memorial khachkar border=1 Etchmiadzin compound, Armenia 1965
70px Armenian Genocide Memorial border=1 Bikfaya, Lebanon 1965
Tsitsernakaberd memorial border=1 Yerevan, Armenia 1968
70px Armenian Genocide Memorial border=1 Vank Cathedral in the new Julfa district of Isfahan, Iran 1975
70px Armenian Genocide memorial border=1 border=1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 1980s[1]
70px Armenian Genocide memorial border=1 Cathedral of the Forty Martyrs, Aleppo, Syria 1985
70px Armenian Genocide Memorial border=1 Holy Mother of God Cathedral, Nicosia, Cyprus 1985
70px Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex border=1 Der Zor, Syria 1990
70px Armenian Genocide Monument border=1 Nicosia, Cyprus 1990
Mount Davidson cross.jpg Armenian Genocide Monument on Mt. Davidson border=1 border=1 San Francisco, California, United States 1997
70px Armenian Genocide Memorial border=1 Marcelin-Wilson Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1998
70px Armenian Martyrs Memorial (Providence) border=1 border=1 Providence, Rhode Island, United States 1999
70px Holy Resurrection Church
(site of mass grave in the Syrian desert discovered in the early 90s)[2]
border=1 Margadeh village, Syria 1999
Marseille Genocide Memorial border=1 Marseille, France 2002
Memorial to Père Komitas and victims of the Armenian Genocide border=1 Jardin D'Erevan, Paris, France 2003
Memorial Lyonnais du genocide des Armeniens[3] border=1 Lyon, France 2006
70px Armenian Genocide Memorial border=1 Larnaca, Cyprus 2008
Armenian Genocide Museum of America border=1 Washington, D.C., United States To be opened in 2010
70px Armenian Heritage Park border=1 border=1 Boston, United States 2012



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