The Armenian Genocide has been commemorated with a special exhibition of photographs at Cork City Library, Ireland, the Irish Times reports.
“The Iconic Images of the Armenian Genocide” – officially opened by Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O’Leary – features a series of old photographs which depict the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians living in what is now present day Turkey.
One of the organizers, Jimmy Lynch explained that the exhibition has been put together by the Armenian community in Ireland to mark the centenary of the Genocide and it is based on an original project by the Armenian National Institute and Armenian organizations in the U.S.
“In Ireland we rightly remember what happened in World War I in places such as Gallipoli and Suvla Bay where many Irish suffered and died but we should also be aware of what happened in Armenia – this is an important and emotional year for the Armenian community in Ireland and worldwide.
“They will be remembering and commemorating what happened to their family antecedents in those dark times from 1915 to 1918 and the people of Cork can share in that remembrance by visiting and viewing the exhibition in Cork City Library,” he said.