December 15, 2010
There are news reports that the United States Congress may vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.R. 252) before the end of 2010.
Call and email your representatives in Congress and the Senate today:
(Tell them your family’s history and what you know about the Armenian Genocide.)
Here are some blog posts about House Resolution 252 (including my thank you letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee). Also search “Obama” in the Search box (right margin) to find my letter to President Obama.
Related News from Asbarez.com (December 14, 2010):
Yerevan Hosts International Conference on Genocide Prevention, Condemnation and Elimination
April 6, 2010
Turkey Keeps Armenian Genocide Controversy Alive
AOL News | April 6, 2010
April 2, 2010
OPEN FORUM: The right time to condemn genocide
SFGate.com | March 30, 2010
March 6, 2010
If you have the stomach to handle it, google ‘Armenian Genocide Pictures’ and see the results for yourself. You will see thousands of images that will be seared into your consciousness from archives, private collections, books, libraries and museums around the world. The newspaper accounts within Turkey and here in the US provide some of the most damning evidence of the atrocities committed upon the Armenians by the Turkish leadership during the years before and after 1915.
Earlier tonight I posted an article written by Ron Kampeas and highlighted the following paragraph:
…there’s no question what recent Jewish theory teaches out about the Armenian genocide: That it was, indeed, a genocide. In 1986, I took Yad Vashem’s 3-week intensive study course on the Shoah, and I’ll never forget what Yehuda Bauer — the preeminent Shoah scholar — taught us: The Armenian genocide was the Holocaust’s “cousin if not its brother.” What persuaded him, he said, was evidence that the Ottomans looked to physicians to facilitate the massacres — a precursor of the science the Germans used to speed up their genocide just decades later.
For Turkey to blame the Armenian Diaspora for causing the House Foreign Affairs Committee to pass HR 252—consequently insulting Turkey—is perverse (akin to the domestic batterer accusing the victim of slandering him for speaking out).
I wish I could speak to the family of the righteous Turk who saved my grandfather and great-grandfather, but, sadly that act was not considered heroic in Turkey; it was punishable by death. And, it is still a crime to ‘insult Turkishness’. Perhaps it is the current Turkish Government and its policies that is insulting Turkishness.