Genocide Is Subject Of Holocaust Exhibit


Tampa Bay Newspapers
April 21 2008

ST. PETERSBURG – The Florida Holocaust Museum will present the exhibit
The Greatest Crime of the War: The Armenian Genocide during World
War I, opening on Saturday, April 19, at 55 Fifth St. S.

The exhibition’s opening event will include a requiem ceremony
by St. Hagop Armenian Church, a curator talk by Mary Johnson and a
presentation by Eileen Barsamian Jennings, a child of Armenian Genocide
survivors, on April 24, 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the
public but seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Call
820-0100, ext. 234.

The mass murder of the Armenian people in Anatolia, now referred to
by most historians and human rights organizations as The Armenian
Genocide, destroyed a civilization that had resided in Anatolia for
thousands of years. The killing of between 1 million and 1.5 million
Armenians occurred mostly in 1915-16 during World War I, but continued
sporadically after the war until 1923.

Article published on Monday, April 21, 2008

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