Apr 24 – Genocide Remembrance

Apr 24 - Genocide Remembrance

Genocide Remembrance
Commemorating Genocide in Armenia & Everywhere
24 April 1915

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From the Satucket Lectionary

Genocide Remembrance Day is observed by Armenians in dispersed communities around the world on April 24. It is held annually to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923.

The date 24 April commemorates the Armenian notables deported from the Ottoman capital in 1915, of hundreds of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders, most of whom would be executed, which was a precursor to the ensuing events.

more at Wikipedia

Although this date is specifically a remembrance of the Armenian genocide, it is clear from the collects that it is intended here to cover all genocides: the killing or harming of people simply because of which ethnic, religious, or national group to which they happen to belong.

 

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