This peaceful coexistence, though, met a swift end in with the beginning of a systematic slaughter and deportation of Armenians, who at the time were living throughout Turkey and parts of Russia.
However, it is important to note that many Islamic religious leaders protested the deportation and execution of the Armenians, and later testified on behalf of the persecuted minority during war crime trials.
This in its turn seemingly led to approaching the issue as a problem of ethnic conflict. The Armenians still living there had made every attempt to obtain permission to have the building restored, but since it was in a military zone, the demolition was carried out.
I have examined the list one by one, to determine which of these are museums or have an exhibition on the Holocaust. Several other voices, too, have called for a reinvigoration of historical research in order to find ways to enable the public area of memory to be nourished by the results and discoveries of that research.
So it is that the Armenians, whether they like it or not, are expected to explain to the citizens of the countries that have received them, why and how they have come to be in their countries. The Armenian people were forged in the fire of genocide, but have passed that test and prevailed with flying colors.
Hartunian, Abraham H. I Constantinople: Armenian Patriarchate,p. By stimulating Turkish national pride rebuilt upon the memory of good, we could create the conditions for opening a dialogue between the two peoples.
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