The LA Times editorial has pushed for recognition of the Genocide: 0n Sunday (April 12,2015) Pope Francis took the audacious step of celebrating a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians, and then calling those killings by their name: genocide. For that, the Turkish government summoned the Vatican’s envoy in Ankara for a talking-to and recalled its own ambassador to the Vatican for “consultation.” http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-genocide-20150414-story.html
A Century of Silence: In this feature piece for the New Yorker Magazine, Raffi Khatchadourian returns to his grandfather’s town of Diyarbakir to reveal the fate of his and other families during the Armenian Genocide. The article additionally addresses how the genocide is currently viewed by Kurds and Turks in the modern Republic of Turkey. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/05/century-silence?
Kiss My Children’s Eyes—A Search for Answers to the Genocide Through One Remarkable Photograph: Author Stephen Kurkjian uncovers the individual stories behind the lives and deaths of 51 Armenian men photographed shortly before their execution at the hands of the Turkish authorities. Published by the Armenian Weekly, this investigative article is compelling for its remarkable research effort and as a tragic illustration of the Armenian Genocide. http://armenianweekly.com/2014/04/22/kiss-childrens-eyes-search-answers-genocide-one-remarkable-photograph
The View from the Roofs of Mardin: What Everyone Saw in the ‘Year of the Sword’. In this piece from the Armenian Weekly, David Gaunt describe a collective, first-hand account of the Armenian Genocide using personal memories from the residents of Mardin. http://armenianweekly.com/2015/01/07/mardin
Armenian Sues Turkey to Reclaim Lost Property. Journalist Harut Sassounian, editor of the California Courier, reports on one family’s effort to seek compensation for their property confiscated by the Turkish government —a court case that may open the door to broader recognition and reparations of the Armenian Genocide. http://armenianweekly.com/2015/01/20/sudjian-sues-turkey
The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute: http://www.genocide-museum.am The website of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute is a valuable source that includes information about the museum and its activities; references on the topic of Genocide; and numerous photograph collections available on-line.
The Armenian National Institute: http://www.armenian-genocide.org The ANI website is one of the most powerful websites dedicated to the study, research and affirmation of Armenian Genocide. It is a rich research center which contains many official documents, including official reports, US presidents’ quotes, international affirmation, photos, maps, chronology, resolutions, bibliographies as well as educational resources and many other archival documents.
The Genocide Education Project: http://www.genocideeducation.org The Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit organization that assists educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide, by developing and distributing instructional materials, providing access to teaching resources and organizing educational workshops.
The 100 Years, 100 Facts Project: http://100years100facts.com The 100 Years 100 Facts Project is an educational initiative to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide through one hundred facts about Armenia and the Armenian people.