Why does the Armenian Genocide matter now?

I can only answer this question speaking for myself. I believe we owe it to our grandparents and great grandparents–as well as each and every man, woman and child who died or suffered in the Armenian Genocide–to honor their memory. The way to move forward will come once Turkey acknowledges the actions of its leaders in and around 1915. I know for sure that my great grandmother didn’t die as a casualty of war. As an Armenian woman living in Marash, she was a targeted victim and just one of the 1.5 million Armenians systematically kill in Turkey.

Read Armenian Golgotha, a brilliant first-person account, by Father Grigoris Balakian. The book is excruciating, but it is also one of the most important books documenting the Armenian Genocide.

Here are two book reviews:

Washington Post

Jerusalem Post

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