“The Victims of the Genocide are not Only those Who were Killed.” Edita Gzoyan

  • by Western Armenia, May 31, 2024 in Armenocid

During a meeting with journalists, the director of the "Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute" Edita Gzoyan noted that today we live in the age of digital technologies. it is not possible to keep the Turkish society isolated from the history based on real facts. As a result of just a light search on the Internet, one can read the whole truth about the genocide against the Armenians.

"Our English publications give us the opportunity to greatly expand the number of our readers.

Also, through our website, we regularly provide scientific information available to the public. I would like to mention that the website also works in Turkish, and basically all our materials are translated and distributed that way. I should mention that Turkish citizens come to the museum every year, who visit the museum and also get to know their history through that.

The printing and translation of the memoirs are also very important, because they, being written directly by the survivors of the genocide, in terms of impact and depth, are also very important for the citizens of the criminal state to better understand the genocide committed against the Armenians, because they provide an opportunity to understand through the genocide. passed the path of the victim, to see the criminal presented by the victim."

է․To the question that a century later, the shame of the genocide found its manifestations in Artsakh as well. Has the museum-institute planned or undertaken anything to raise this issue in international courts? Gzoyan answered:

"On the territory of the memorial, we have two components related to the history of Artsakh and Azerbaijan's anti-Armenian policy. On the territory of the memorial, there are graves of five freedom fighters who died at the beginning of the first Artsakh war, three khachkars dedicated to the Armenians of Sumgait, Kirovabad and Baku in 1988-1990. Taking advantage of that circumstance, we also present to all delegations the history of the Artsakh issue, connect it with the Armenian Genocide and explain why those graves and khachkars are part of the Armenian Genocide memorial complex.

Those manifestations of anti-Armenianism and violence against Armenians by azerbaijan were, in people's perceptions, a continuation of the Armenian Genocide, and that is why the khachkars and graves were placed in the area of ​​the memorial complex.

I should mention that a special issue of our English magazine was published, dedicated only to the Artsakh issue, and about five different scientific articles on the cultural genocide, the Sumgait pogroms, the legal analysis of the Artsakh issue, and also on the manifestations of Armenian hatred, trying to present it in a comprehensive way.

Moreover, I should mention that in the last volume of 2023 we have two more articles on ethnic cleansing, one of which I authored myself with my colleagues, and the other one was written by the president of the Lemkin Institute, Eliza Von Yoden-Forge.