051216 - OUR DEAD STILL HAVE A NAME- I NOSTRI MORTI HANNO UN NOME
|SWITZERLAND-ARMENIA ASSOCIATION : December 16, 2005
Dear Compatriot and Colleague.
Armenian communities are devastated now by a second form of genocide stemming from indifference. Do we believe that we should have to wait until the 100th commemoration of this genocide, in order for justice to be served? No! With the passage of time, the Armenian identity is in the process of a gradual dilution due to assimilation, as people integrate into increasingly diverse societies that are being claimed by the forces of globalization.
Its future is thus in great danger.
A vital necessity is thus presented before us by these events: a call to all Armenians on the planet to testify and bear witness, as a duty to our collective peace of mind. Because our dead had names, and we are going to prove it. This is why we must gather all our energy - as well as your help - to stand back up and conquer this enormous challenge :
OUR DEAD STILL HAVE A NAME.
In all countries, in all cities, in all villages, on all the streets and on every floor of every building; on the radio, on TV, on the Internet and through the pages of Armenian presses, let us sensitize and raise the awareness of our compatriots to bear witness, in the face of humanity, that our people suffered the unspeakable: a GENOCIDE !
Let us supply the Memorial http:// www.inhomage.com with the names of our sacrificed forefathers as long as their eradication from their ancestral grounds is not officially recongnized by the Turkish state.
This testimony, on the global level, will contribute to the realization of the international community of the disaster that struck the Armenian people. By undertaking this action, we may be able to relieve our children of the heavy burdens of the past, so that they may more thoroughly and freely invest their energies in a better future, and in helping Armenia get on its feet more quickly.
The second idea is to allow Armenian diaspora to locate the birthplace of ancestors who disappeared during the Genocide, and to enter their names in a database. A second interactive operation allows people to view the names that have been entered, region by region, and make contact with a family from the same place but now living on the other side of the world; a promise for the family to eventually be reunited.
Thank you for widely conveying and disseminating this information, in the memory of our martyrs. One day, thanks to you, the names of more than one and half million of our mothers,fathers, children, brothers and sisters will feature on this Memorial so that their justice will be served for them. Let us not be ourselves the gravediggers, this is our responsibility. The role of our press is very important ! Help us to inform all the Armenians to the call to memory. Thank you - for our Martyrs...
Tser ays ararkov, medzaradz bidi ellak mer 1915 tvagani nahadagnére.
Author, independent correspondant, creator of
Co-organizer of the recording « Aznavour for Armenia »
(after the earthquake of 1988)
Pr. Verjine SVAZLIAN, Doctor of Sciences (Armenia)
Museum-Institute of the Armenian Genocide,
Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography,
National Academy of Sciences.
Seta MARTAYAN : Armenian Community Association of Roma & Lazio:firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Nil AGOPOFF : Armenian Research Center: Researcher (France)
Jean-Claude KEBADJIAN : Armenian Research Center :Founder-President
2) Hayk R. ASATRYAN : Light a Candle website : Creator-Administrator
3) Simon AYNEDJIAN : Gibrahayer e-magazine : Chief Editor (Cyprus)
4) Denis DONIKIAN : french writer (Armenian Cause)
5) David C.EKCHIAN Switzerland-Armenia Association website:
6) Alain GERARD : In charge of "IMPRESCRIPTIBLE" against genocide
7) Alexis GOVCIYAN : Co-ordination Council of "Armenian Organisations
of France" & "Europe of the Memory" : President
8) Hrach KALSAHAKIAN : AZAD hye website : Creator-Administrator
(Arab Emirats United)
9) Ara TORANIAN : NEWS of ARMENIA MAGAZINE (news paper and website)
10) Vahe VARTANIAN : Friendships Association Armeno-Italian
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PS : To see the first registrations, click on Kharpert city, or Aintab,
Constantinople, Sivas, etc.
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