Monday, March 10, 2008

Fighting the Denial of Genocide [UCLA]

Wafiqah Basrai, The Daily Bruin, March 7, 2008

In a panel discussion titled “Facing Denial, the Last Stage of Genocide,” four experts spoke about the injustice of denying the Armenian genocide.

The event, hosted by the Shant Student Association and the Armenian Graduate Students Association, was held in order to acknowledge all genocides, said Raffi Kassabian, executive officer of AGSA.

The Armenian genocide refers to the killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire beginning April 24, 1915.

The total number of Armenian deaths are estimated to be around 1 million to 1.5 million. Turkey, the successor state of the Ottoman Empire, does not recognize these events as genocide.

But Joey Kurtzman, executive editor of Jewcy, an online magazine, said there is an overwhelming consensus regarding the Armenian genocide. [more]

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