Assen, Netherlands, Armenian Genocide Memorial Khachkar

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Local Armenian community members and institutions.
Architect/Designer/Artist:“Khatchkar” brought from Armenia – sculptor Norig Zilinjan
Placement:Freestanding sculptural work in a Dutch cemetery.
Physical Setting:Public Dutch cemetery.
Tourist Amenities:No
Map Designation:Assen’s Main Cemetery
Physical Condition:Well preserved.
Location:Main public cemetery
Assen, Netherlands
Construction Began:End of 1999
Construction Completed:2000
Dedication Date:April 24, 2000
Opening Date:April 24, 2001
Prior Use of Site:Cemetery.
Development/Construction Process:The Khatchkar (cross-stone) consists of three upper niches, a central cross, and a lower icon of eternity. It has been sanctified through a religious ceremony. The project was initated by Assen Armenian community leader Nicolai Romashuk Hairabedian.
History of Ownership:Owned by the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Commemorative Activities:Sanctification by Armenian Apostolic Church of Netherlands in the presence of member of the church and the parliament from Armenia & Netherlands.

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