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Good morning all,
Article about commemoration ceremonies in Yerevan.
The memorial service was yesterday and has current events in it. I am posting the document for the history aspects in furtherance of our AHF mission. Please DO NOT COMMENT on current events.
Article leads with a picture of the Tsitsernakabert Memorial. The picture caption has "1915 mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey".
Note mention of lawyer Raphael Lemkin who defined "genocide" after WWII.
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* No Holocaust denial is tolerated (note that this also applies to events such as the mass murders of Armenians during WWI and the interwar famine in the Ukraine)
Holocaust denial is not permitted by the second rule of this forum. The policy, and the reasons for it, may be seen at:
A note on denial
The essential aspects of the holocaust are well-known. They have been established through more than fifty years of court proceedings in a large number of countries. The evidence consists of eyewitness testimony from victims and bystanders, the confessions and admissions of perpetrators, photographs, an abundance of documents, physical evidence, forensic studies and judicial findings.
Legitimate questions may be raised about the veracity of individual witnesses or their motives, or isolated items of evidence, or matters of interpretation of policy, etc. These questions do not affect the fact that millions of persons were deliberately murdered, nor does it alter the cumulative and overwhelming evidence of who committed the murders.
The rules of this forum regarding holocaust denial also apply, for example, to the mass murders of Armenians during WWI, and the interwar famine in the Ukraine. It is permissible to question whether these and similar events were the result of a deliberate government policy, and legitimate questions may be raised about the veracity of individual witnesses or their motives, individual items of evidence, or matters of interpretation of policy, but it is not permissible to deny that the events occurred.
Nonconforming posts are subject to deletion without warning. Serious breaches of these rules are punishable by banning the poster.
Whilst this rule is more specifically worded to deal with Holocaust Denial from the Nazi period, the basic guidelines of the forum specify all Holocaust Denial, including the Armenian Genocide, which is amply supported by evidence from the time, kindly documented by German officials in the Ottoman at the time.
Tosun Saral, consider this you one and only warning on this subject.