SPENDENKONTO: Evangelischer Oberkirchenrat Stuttgart - Evangelische Bank eG - BIC: GENODEF1EK1 - IBAN: DE66 5206 0410 0000 4001 06 - Stichwort: Nordirak 8950

Aktuelle Artikel

// zu den empfohlenen Beiträgen
Assyrian Genocide unveiled in Sweden – 24.April 2015

Unterwegs im Nordirak - Eindruck von der Landschaft - Foto: ho (2007)
Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Sweden

Assyrian International News Agency
To unsubscribe or set email news digest options, visit http://www.aina.org/mailinglist.html

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Sweden

2015-04-28 00:14 GMT

Assyrian Genocide monument in Botkyrka, a suburb of Stockholm.Stockholm (AINA) — A genocide monument to the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide in World War One was erected today in Botkyrka, a suburb of 20 KM southwest of Stockholm. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Energy Ibrahim Baylan, European Parliamentarian Lars Adaktusson, and Syriac Orthodox archbishop Benjamin Atas.Between 1915 and 1918 750,000 Assyrians (75%), 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks and Kurds in a genocide that aimed at and nearly succeeded in destroying the Christian communities in the Ottoman Empire.

Friday, April 24, marked the centennial anniversary of the genocide.

Sweden is home to nearly 100,000 Assyrians.

Assyrian genocide monuments have been erected in ten cities throughout the world.

This item is available as: HTML | PDF.

© 2015, Assyrian International News Agency. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use.


Many thanks for publishing this article – AINA 28.04.2015




Youth GatheringsWomen programs 2Women programs 1Syriac CoursesEtana CentreEnglish Courses