Exclusion of Armenian Genocide from Holocaust Remembrance Day in England
HELP ENGLAND'S ARMENIAN COMMUNITY STOP THE EXCLUSION OF THE GENOCIDE FROM HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
An action alert circulated by the Committee for the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
british_armenian @ hotmail.com London, England (12/13/2000)
England's Armenian community needs your help.
January 27th has been set aside by the British government as Britain's first Holocaust Memorial Day.
The official purpose of this commemoration is to "promote education and research about the Holocaust and other genocide... to make sure that the lessons of such events are fully learnt."
As a matter of policy, however, our Government has chosen to exclude any mention of the 1.5 million men, women and children killed in the Armenian Genocide.
The reasons cited by the British Government for not including the Armenian Genocide were that its mention would somehow detract from the "contemporary relevance" of the commemoration and risk diluting its message by including "too much history."
Last Updated: 1/30/2001