How do you feel the Genocide affects Armenians?
It is as if every Armenian is born into this position of feeling responsible to remember the Armenian Genocide and to ask one’s self: “I am here and I exist; now what?” It’s one thing to merely say “I must survive” and it’s another thing to say “I must thrive.” I’m sure that’s what every Armenian who died in the Genocide would truly want.
Ann Arpy Soghomonian
The Genocide is a major part of the Armenian identity, though most people don’t know it. Every one of us has suffered from it and all future generations will suffer until it is recognized as a Genocide by the world. It should be recognized because it is such an empty hole in the history of the world. It was swept under a rug and hidden from even those nations that helped Armenia during and after the horrific acts of the Young Turks. Until this Genocide is recognized, many people will continue to be persecuted throughout the world. This is no longer only an Armenian issue, this is a global issue.
The Turkish government tried to eliminate the Armenian identity but was unable to. We, as Armenians, are here to stay, and grow. A Genocide that tried to destroy a whole nation only hurt the hearts of its people but the people still stand strong and powerful and still fight to prove that the Genocide did happen.