Friday, February 23, 2007

Assyrian Genocide Memorial wall in California!!!

most of you know by now that I'm sadly too busy to blog, but I read about this today from AINA and I had to share it with everyone because it makes me very happy that our people are working so hard to reach others and make them aware of the genocide of our people so that it is not forgotten:

"Stockholm -- On February 17th, 2007, the GENOCIDE MEMORIAL WALL in Tarzana in southern California, USA, was unveiled. The monument was raised in remembrance of the victims of Seyfo, the Assyrian genocide during 1914-1918, and of the Simele massacre in Iraq in 1933, when more than 3000 Assyrians were murdered by the Iraqi military. Among the speakers during the ceremony was author Rosie Malek-Yonan, who has written The Crimson Field, a book about Seyfo.

To see video clips and pictures from the ceremony in Tarzana click here.

The first Seyfo monument was inaugurated on October 15th, 2005, in Sarcelles outside Paris, in remembrance of the Assyrians who fell victims to the genocide. To see pictures of the Seyfo monument in Sarcelles, click on the following links 1, 2, 3, 4.

A third monument is close to becoming a reality. According to the latest information from the authorities of Sِdertنlje (Sweden), only technical details remain, before the construction of the Seyfo monument can start in the city. Sِdertنlje is today the home of one of the largest Assyrian "colonies" in the world."