HEAD OF JEWISH COMMUNITY SAYS DENIAL OF GENOCIDE IS A CRIME AGAINST WHOLE MANKIND
JANUARY 27, 2011
YEREVAN, JANUARY 27, ARMENPRESS: January 27 is well known in the
whole world as an International Day of Holocaust. Head of the Jewish
community Rima Varzhapetyan said at today’s press conference that all
the disasters of the 20th century started by the Armenian Genocide and
continued by a holocaust committed against the Jewish. “We think that
denial of genocide of any type is a crime against the whole mankind.
It is the biggest malice against the whole mankind and must be strictly
condemned,” Mrs. Varzhapetyan said.
Rima Varzhapetyan also expressed hope that it is high time for
Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide, as all the bad events in
the world are the result of impunity of crimes. The speech is about
terrors and other crimes of international nature.
The head of the Jewish community, referring to the issues of the
community, noted that the Armenian government and president support
their community, though the number of the latter is very small. “Our
activity in Armenia is highly assessed, and the previous year was quite
efficient and interesting. We managed to publish a book telling about
Jews living in Armenia, we managed to conduct a soiree dedicated to
France Verfel with the support of the Armenian Culture Ministry. We
hope and intend to open a Jewish museum in Armenia,” she said.
From: A. Papazian