Haapsalu, Estonia, Armenian Genocide Memorial Khachkar

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Subject:Dedicated to the victims of the Armenian genocide and to Estonian missionary Anna Hedvig Büll. Hedvig Büll worked as a teacher at an Armenian orphanage in Maraş between 1911 and 1916. In 1915, she witnessed the Armenian genocide in Cilicia and was instrumental in saving the lives of about two thousand Armenian children and women when Maraş was turned into "The City of Orphans". In 1921, Büll was sent by the newly founded Action Chrétienne en Orient to Aleppo, Syria, where she established a refugee camp for the survivors of the Armenian genocide. She also organized medical help for plague victims and the construction of two hospitals. Büll organized the establishment of weaving shops, gardens, an Armenian language school, and other enterprises to better the lives of the refugees. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Physical Setting:Municipal park
Tourist Amenities:No
Physical Condition:Good condition
Location:Haapsalu promenaad
Haapsalu, Estonia
Opening Date:September 22, 2014