Gylling, Denmark, Memorial to Humanitarian Karen Jeppe

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Subject:Dedicated to the memory of Danish missionary Karen Jeppe. Jeppe is known for her work with Ottoman Armenian refugees and survivors of the Armenian genocide, mainly widows and orphans, from 1903 until her death in Syria in 1935. She was a member of Johannes Lepsius' Deutsche Orient-Mission (German Orient Mission) and assumed responsibility (in 1903) for the Armenian children in the Millet Khan German Refugee Orphanage after the 1895 Urfa massacres.

The memorial is located in Jeppe's hometown of Gylling. (view image)

Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Physical Setting:Municipal park
Tourist Amenities:No
Physical Condition:Good condition
Inscription:Karen Jeppe; Mother of the Armenians
Location:Gylling, Denmark

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