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Edmonton Sun, April 25, 2015

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 12:15 AM

Edmonton Sun, April 25, 2015
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/04/25/dozens-hold-vigil-in-edmonton-to-commemorate-armenian-genocide

Armenian genocide vigil

Much of Edmonton’s small Armenian community came out for a vigil at Churchill Square Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide.

Roughly three dozen people marched across the square and laid a wreath in commemoration of the mass killing at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

“Armenians all around the world, they have to remember the day, because this is the only way they can remember their ancestors, their great-grandparents who died during the genocide,” said co-organizer Anna Ketikyan, whose grandfather was a victim.

Surviving family members found it too painful to speak of the atrocities to Ketikyan when she was growing up.

She choked back tears as she remembered finding out for herself.

“When I watched the movies, it was really bad to see how people were tortured. And I’m ready to do everything for my kids, for my generation, to know the truth about this ... Somehow, in a very little way, they need to know what happened.”

Ketikyan is eternally grateful to Canada for taking her in but still misses her family in Armenia.

To this day, the mass killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians has not been recognized as a genocide by Turkey or several other countries, including the United States. The genocide has been acknowledged by Canada, the United Nations and more than 20 other countries.

“I don’t know how it is possible to heal the wound,” Ketikyan said.

“It’s the territory, it’s the soul of the nation there.”

kevin.maimann@sunmedia.ca

Categories: Armenian community in Edmonton , Armeninan Genocide, St. Narek church of Edmonton

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