Monday, May 23, 2016

Armenian Genocide Remembrance

A month ago tomorrow was the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. On the Cal Poly campus a commemorative and educational display of vinyl panels placed upon the ground in the area of the Dexter Lawn was set up for a day. I took these images with my iPhone in a high-glare environment which turned out so-so but will suffice for our purposes here.

Numbers encircled by red are estimated casualty counts by region.
The numbers are subject to much contentious debate, but regardless, something terrible happened despite Turkish denials.
More estimated death counts. Of this Hitler wrote in 1939 in smugly referring to his intended genocide of Poles, spoke thus of the Armenian Holocaust: "Who, after all, speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?" As with so many other things, he was wrong about that, too.
One panel was previously stolen according to organizers, but no mention of when and whom stole it is unknown: Turkish or Armenian thieves? All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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