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Who are Armenians ?
The history of the Armenian people, over 2500 years old.

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The Genocide of The Armenian nation

 An overview of the events in Cilicia, Western Armenia

"They entered the school and caught the
 
school-mistress, Ah, alas!

They opened her mouth and cut her

tongue, Ah, alas!
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since the school-mistress had dared to teach Armenian to the Armenian children.

Read it, learn and don't forget

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Adana


Remembering
the Armenian Genocide, "Adana" performed by
Ara Gevorgian.

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A Canadian documentary movie about the Armenian people. Well worth watching it. Thank you Raffy Khatchadourian.

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The Construction of

St. Hagop Armenian Church

in Pinellas Park, Florida, USA

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George W. Bush

February 19, 2000, Candidate  for President:

 " If elected President, I would ensure that our nation properly recognizes the tragic suffering of the Armenian people."

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August 24, 2007, Turkish Daily News:

"Bush administration reiterates its opposition to the passage of an Armenian Genocide resolution in the House."

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Are they joking? It is Election time

In the words of President Reagan: "Here they go again..."

"The time is right to recognize the Armenian Genocide" says Presidential candidate John Edwards.

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The Armenian Church

A poem by Vahan Tekeian

(Armenian and translation in English)

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May 28, 1918

The 90th Birthday of the first

Armenian Republic

The Democratic Republic

of Armenia (1918-1920)

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Echmiadzin, which is translated as "the place where the Only Begotten descended". Holy Echmiadzin is a cathedral built in the year 301, the oldest in the world. The Holy See of Armenian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. The Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus were the founders, and St. Gregory the Illuminator was the first official head of the church.

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Gomidas Vartabed

The genius of Armenian music. The French composer Claude Debussi complimented him by saying excitedly: “Brilliant father Gomidas! I bow before your musical genius!”

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about      Armenians
 

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ALMANAC FACTS about ARMENIA

Area: 29,800 sq km (11,506 sq mi)
Population: 2,991,360
Capital: Yerevan 1,254,400
President: Robert Sedraki Kocharian
Religion: Armenian Apostolic 94%, other Christian 4%, Yezidi (Zoroastrian/animist) 2%
Life Expectancy: 71.23 years
GDP per capita: $3,500


April 24th, 1915

Never to be forgotten

Never to be repeated

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Armenian Holy Mass

For the memory of  the Armenian who preferred to die, instead of denying Christianity

Komitas - Armenian Holy Mass 1.ram
Komitas - Armenian Holy Mass 2.ram
Komitas - Armenian Holy Mass 3.ram
Komitas - Armenian Holy Mass 4.ram

 
A video - The Turkish Taboo

A shared memory of pain lights a dark past, the first Genocide of the 20th century. Like a torch it is passed from generation to generation, a bond all the stronger because the Turks deny that it ever happened.

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Genocide -  93 Years of Silence    


Every year, on April 24, Armenians worldwide commemorate the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in Ottoman Turkey.
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the elderly and the handicapped

Centers for Armenian Handicapped in Lebanon

CAHL
P.O.Box 80250
Bourdj-Hammoud, Lebanon

Email: cahl@cyberia.net.lb
 

US Presidential comments about the Genocide

Go Roosevelt to Bush, what did they say...
Listen and be Proud, TransEthnics
 See and hear what a Chinese Commentator Sandra Tsing-Loh was saying about Armenians. Heard this one on the Marketplace program of American Public Broadcasting stations. They broadcast it on 2005-4-18. Had me smiling.

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Nersik Ispirian-Nersik

Click here to Listen to the CD
 

Poems in Armenian  language    


Armenian poems by Hovannes Helvajian.

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Who is the savage more

Anmah Hayastan     more

Anmah Kritchner      more
 

Hitler’s infamous invocation

Hitler was speaking to his generals on the eve of the invasion of Poland in 1939:

“I have issued the command — and I’ll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad — that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formation in readiness — for the present only in the East — with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women and children of Polish derivation and language.

Only thus shall we gain the living space [Lebensraum] which we need. Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”
 

Round Dance of Unity 

"Round Dance of Unity" marking the Birthday of the First Republic, May 28. A live chain of 170 thousand people stretching along the perimeter of the Mount Arakatz, tallest mountain in Armenia, wearing apricot colored caps, danced for 15 minutes.   

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Bequest - a poem by Avedik Isahagian

In Armenian and translation in English. A father's legacy to his son, "march forward in life with no regrets, whatever happens, let it happen." - well worth reading it.

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Sevan 

One of the most spectacular regions in Armenia, its stunning landscape shaped by millions of years of volcanic eruptions and the once steaming waters of the lake.

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