Armenian National Archive publishes Genocide memories

Armenian National Archive publishes Genocide memories

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The National Archives of Armenia have published a three-volume collection of Armenian Genocide memories recorded since 1916.


The book includes accounts of Armenian genocide survivors as well as those of Persians, Turks, Assyrians and Greeks, archive director Amatuni Virabyan said at a press conference on Wednesday.

The books contain copies of archives of the countries whose ambassadors were in the Ottoman Empire at the time of the genocide. Over 400 documents will have been published for the first time.

“We plan to publish additional two volumes: one of them dedicated to Armenians of Cilicia exterminated and deported in 1918-22, the second – to Armenians living outside Western Armenia, in Constantinople and central regions of Turkey,” Virabyan said, according to News.am.

The archive also plans to publish 20 volumes of documents telling about Armenians’ property confiscated by the Ottoman government.

The book published with the support of Van NGO will be translated into English and Turkish during the year.