Armenian Woman: Victim and Heroine of the Armenian Genocide- upcoming exhibition at the Armenian Genocide Museum

Armenian Woman: Victim and Heroine of the Armenian Genocide- upcoming exhibition at the Armenian Genocide Museum

The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute cordially announces the unveiling of its latest scholarly exposition, “Armenian Woman: Victim and Heroine of the Armenian Genocide,” scheduled for April 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
This exhibition endeavors to explore the nuanced historical narrative surrounding Armenian women during the Armenian Genocide, elucidating their multifaceted roles as both victims and agents of resilience amidst harrowing circumstances. Through an in-depth exploration of individuals such as Gulizar, Araxi Chepechyan, Parandzem Palyan, Zepyur Metspahkyan, Varter Nazaryan-Deranyan, Elmas Sarachyan-Poyachyan, Aurora Mardiganyan, Srbuhi Grigoryan, Zabel Yesayan, and Zaruhi Pahri, attendees will gain profound insights into the complex intersectionality of gender, identity, and survival.
The exhibition boasts a rich array of archival materials, including personal effects, primary source photographs, official documents, memoirs, and a meticulously curated documentary film. These artifacts collectively serve to illuminate the lived experiences of Armenian women during this turbulent epoch, offering a compelling synthesis of scholarly inquiry and narrative discourse.
The museum extends a cordial invitation to scholars, historians, and the public alike to partake in this scholarly endeavor as we collectively commemorate the indomitable spirit and enduring legacy of Armenian women throughout history. The exhibition will remain open for public perusal until April 2025, providing an enduring platform for scholarly engagement and commemorative reflection.
The extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and the surrounding regions during 1915-1923 is called the Armenian Genocide. Those massacres were masterminded and perpetrated by the government of Young Turks and were later finalized by the Kemalist government. There were an estimated two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire before the First World War. Approximately one and a half million Armenians were killed from 1915-1923. The remaining part was either Islamized or exiled.
Despite concerted efforts by successive Turkish governments to deny, obfuscate, and distort the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide, the truth has persevered, thanks in large part to the tireless advocacy and resilience of the Armenian diaspora and the international community. To date, over 32 countries, including France, Germany, Greece, and Argentina, have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, acknowledging the magnitude of the suffering endured by the Armenian people and affirming their commitment to justice, memory, and reconciliation.

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