SWEDEN PARLIAMENT VICE CHAIR TELLS TRAGEDY OF HER ARMENIAN GRANDMOTHER
Region:World News, Armenia, Turkey
The Armenian deputy speaker of the Riksdag (Parliament) of Sweden,
Esabelle Dingizian, told the tragic fate of her grandmother, who had
survived the Armenian Genocide.
“I represent the Swedish parliament, and I’m a descendant of an
Armenian genocide survivor. The genocide also reminds of our obligation
to confront any manifestation of Nazism, xenophobia.
“My grandmother was forced to leave her mother to die in the desert.
She never saw any of her relatives,” Dingizian said Thursday at the
two-day International Social and Political Global Forum against the
Crime of Genocide. This forum is devoted to the Armenian Genocide
Centennial, it is held in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan, and about
600 participants from fifty countries are taking part in this event.
Dingizian’s grandmother had died at the age of 104, and without seeing
the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
“Let’s make sure that the regime, which justifies the killing of
innocent people, does not raise its head,” said the deputy speaker
of the Swedish parliament.
Belgian Senate Vice President Karl Vanlouwe, for his part, noted that
it is important to raise a voice for genocide recognition.
“This will help us prevent future genocides. What hurts the victim
the most? Silence,” Vanlouwe, added.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress