Public Radio of Armenia
The Armenian National Archive will compile the list of the names of Armenian Genocide victims.
“The Jews have collected the names of six million victims and three million photos. In our case the number will be small, as the initiative is too belated,” Director of the National Archive Amatuni Virabyan told reporters today.
The National Archive is also preparing to publish a book in Russian titled “The participation of Armenians in the First World War,” which will most probably be released in Moscow.
Virabyan informed that the three-volume publication “The Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire” has already been published, the first volume has been translated into English, as well.
According to Amatuni Virabyan, the Armenian nation lost the motherland as a result of the Genocide, lost a huge cultural heritage and property. Between 1918 and 1919 a commission set up in Tbilisi by Hovhannes Tumanyan was calculating the material loss Armenians suffered during the First World War. The results were to be submitted at the Paris Conference to get reimbursement, but this never happened.
Director of the National Archive regrets that Armenians use to remember some things only from anniversary to anniversary, while he is confident the work should be permanent.