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Commemoration of 97th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide in Assen

10:30, 14 April, 2012

YEREVAN, APRIL 14, ARMENPRESS: On Tuesday 24 April 2012, the Armenian community of Holland will commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by laying wreaths at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Assen, The Netherlands. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the cemetery "De Boskamp", address: Boskamp 5 in Assen, Netherlands. The commemoration is organised by the 24 April Committee of FAON in cooperation with the Foundation Armenia in Assen, reports Armenpress.

The commemoration at the Memorial of Armenian Genocide victims in Assen is part of the annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which is organised by 24 April Committee of the Federation of Armenian Organisations in the Netherlands (FAON). In this context three other events will take place in following chronological order.

On Friday, 13 April, Turkish Dutch scholar Dr. Ugur Umit Üngör will give in The Hague a lecture a lecture entitled "The Armenian Genocide and the Making of Modern Turkey". Dr. Ugur Umit Üngör is Assistant Professor at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He is also author of several books and articles on the Armenian Genocide. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. at the Abovian Armenian Cultural Centre, addresse: Weesperstraat 91 in The Hague. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.. The lecture is organised by the 24 April Committee of FAON in cooperation with the Armenian Cultural Association Abovian in The Hague.

On Friday, 20 April an exhibition on the Armenian Genocide will be opened in Almelo by the Dutch MP for the Christian Democrate faction Mr. Pieter Omtzigt. The exhibition exposes Articles in Dutch newspapers from early last century on masacres and deportations of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, letters, photographs etc. The opening of exhibition will take place at 7 p.m. At the Armenian Foundation Yerevan, address: Wierdensestraat 127 in Almelo. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The exhibition is organised by the Foundation Yerevan and AGBU Holland in Almelo in cooperation with the 24 April Committee of FAON.

On Tuesday, 24 April 24, the annual commemoration ceremony will be held at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Assen. The ceremony starts at 1 p.m. at the cemetery "De Boskamp", address: Boskamp 5 in Assen. The commemoration ceremony will be followed by a meeting in the auditorium of the Boskamp cemetery with artistic performances and speakers. Armenian film director and public figure Tigran Khzmalyan from Armenia will be present at this meeting.

The commemoration of 97th anniversary of Armenian Genocide will be concluded on Wednesday, 25 April in Eindhoven with the screening of the movie "Unpunished Crime" by film director Tigran Khzmalyan. The film is based on the photographs of Armin Wegner on the Armenian Genocide. The film director Tigran Khzmalyan will be present at this screening. During this commemorative event classical music will be played by Tigran Maytesyan (violin), Maxim Bandurin (piano) and Rustam Hakobdjanian (duduk). This commemorative evening will take place at 8 p.m. at the Pathe cinema Eindhoven, address: Dommelstraat 27 in Eindhoven. This event is organised by the Foundation Alfa-Eriwan in Eindhoven in cooperation with the 24 April Committee of FAON.


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