Nor Yerznka, Kotayk, Armenian Genocide Memorial

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Subject:The Erzinka [Erzinjan] region victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Italian-Armenians of Erznka ancestry, in memory of their families victim of the Genocide.
Architect/Designer/Artist:B. Arzoumanian
Placement:Freestanding Khatchkar-type sculpture.
Physical Setting:On flat land.
Tourist Amenities:No
Physical Condition:Well Preserved.
Location:Genocide Monument
Nor Yerznka, Kotayk, Armenia
Location Description:In Kotayk Province, Nor (New) Erznka village is located north of Ashtarak, the capital city of the Aragatsotn Province.
Construction Began:Early 1970s
Construction Completed:1973
Dedication Date:1973
Development/Construction Process:Since the authorities of the Soviet Union never officially acknowledged the fact of the Armenian Genocide, monuments commemorating the victims of the Genocide installed during Soviet rule were built as abstract constructions. This abstract memorial commemorating an act of resistance or self-defense is an indirect reference to the Genocide. This memorial is among those Soviet monuments which were initiated and financed by local community members and never received an official dedication.
History of Ownership:Owned by the Soviet State before 1991 and the State of Armenia after 1991.
Additional Information:Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996, p 318.