Geneva, Switzerland, Armenian Genocide Memorial

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Subject:Dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Architect/Designer/Artist:Mélik Ohanian
Physical Setting:Municipal Park
Tourist Amenities:No
Physical Condition:Good condition
Location:Tremblay Park
Geneva, Switzerland
Proposal Date:2008
Opening Date:April 13, 2018
Development/Construction Process:The memorial was first approved by Geneva authorities in 2008, but disputes about location and diplomatic tensions delayed its installation. In the lead up to the opening, right up until the moment of inauguration, the work was surrounded by protective barriers to discourage vandalism. Turkish representative groups, notably the Federation of Turkish Associations in French-speaking Switzerland, called for demonstrations and criticized the authorities’ decision to allow the installation of the memorial.

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