Does the world need to recognize the Armenian Genocide?

Does the world need to recognize the Armenian Genocide?
Does the world need to hear about the Armenian Genocide?

Do we, the Armenians, need that? Do we need to worry about (further) recognition? These are questions I often ask myself. Especially when it’s 24 April, or when, for instance, a country wants to criminalize the denial of Armenian Genocide.

Today I just realized that the Armenian Genocide is more than a horrible part of modern history: it’s something that we, humanity, can’t hold ourselves responsible for.

Many people feel responsible for the wars and violence in the world, even for wars which took place before they were born. You can often hear one saying that we people were so stupid to fight against each other, we killed each other.. Most people also feel responsible for poverty. We feel guilt and we blame ourselves for environmental pollution and deforestation, for making planet Earth sick.

But no one is able or wanting to feel responsible for a genocide, in particular the Armenian Genocide, even those who actually would apologize for it.

I think that’s because our inability to deeply accept that such thing could and has happened in our modern world.

So again: Does the world need to recognize the Armenian Genocide?

4 thoughts on “Does the world need to recognize the Armenian Genocide?

  1. Ծանուցում՝ Armenia: Does the world need to recognize the Armenian Genocide? · Global Voices

  2. I think it is important to remember history and learn from it so we can fight to stop things like this happening in the future, genocide continues to this day. Israel trying to remove the palestinians, in my country Australia the continued mistreatment and abuse of aboriginal people. Not acknowledging the past will allow this stuff to happen again.

  3. Completely agree with Liam. As long as people keep on asking whether it’s worth to acknowledge what’s happened in another generation 97 years ago, this will allow further crimes to be committed. Germans still blame themselves for what they did during WW2, while Turks blame WW1 for what they did to Armenians. History is important, acknowledgement will mean nothing like that should ever happen again.

  4. Ծանուցում՝ Αρμενία: Πρέπει να αναγνωριστεί η Γενοκτονία των Αρμενίων; · Global Voices στα Ελληνικά

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