Holland: Armenian Genocide Commemoration 2008

Federation of Armenian Organisations in The Netherlands (FAON)
24 April Committee for recognition and commemoration of the Armenian
genocide of 1915
Address: Weesperstraat 91
2574 VS The Hague, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31704490209
Email: [email protected]
Contact: M. Hakhverdian

Press Release

Commemoration of 93rd anniversary of Armenian Genocide in Holland

Commemoration of the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915
organised by the 24 April Committee of the Federation of Armenian
Organisations in The Netherlands (FAON) will take place at the Armenian
Genocide Memorial in Assen, The Netherlands on Thursday 24 April 2008 at 1
p.m. The Armenian Genocide Memorial is located at the Cemetery "De Boskamp"
in Assen, Boskamp 5 – Assen, The Netherlands.

The programme of commemoration includes laying of wreaths at the Armenian
Genocide Memorial, Commemorative Ceremony followed by a meeting in the
auditorium of the cemetery ‘De Boskamp’ with artistic performances and
speeches by Mrs. E. Wiegman, Dutch MP of Christian Union Faction, Prof. Dr.
J. Weitenberg, Armenologist at the Leiden University, and Mr. A. Manoukian,
the consul of Republic of Armenia in the Netherlands.

The 24 April Committee of FAON will also submit a petition to the Permanent
Commissions of European Affairs and Foreign Affairs of the Dutch Parliament
regarding lack of progress in Turkey of human rights, freedom of expression
and rights of minorities, as well as continuation of persecution of
Armenians on the basis of Article 301 of Turkish Penal Code. The submission
of the petition to the Dutch Parliament will take place on Tuesday, 22 April
2008 at 1:15 p.m. in Dutch parliament building.
Recommendin g Committee: Prof B. Bichakjian – Prof. French language and
culture, University of Nijmegen, Drs. H. van Bommel – Dutch MP, Prof. Dr. W.
J. van der Dussen – Prof. Culture history and Philosophy at Open University
Netherlands, L. C. van Dijke – Public affairs VolkerWessels; Former Dutch
MP, Mrs. Drs. K.G. Ferrier – Dutch MP, Freek de Jonge – Dutch Comedian, Seth
Gaaikema – Dutch Comedian, Mrs. Drs. F. Karimi – Former Dutch MP, Dr. Th. M.
van Lint – Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies, University of
Oxford, Mr. A. Rouvoet – Dutch Minister of Youth and Family, Drs. Paul
Scheffer – Particular Professor of metropolitan problems, University of
Amsterdam, publicist, Mr. C. van der Staaij – Dutch MP, Drs. E. van Thijn –
Dutch senator, former Mayor of Amsterdam, Prof. Dr. J.J.S. Weitenberg –
Professor Armenology, University of Leiden.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress


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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS