Aix en Provence, France, Armenian Genocide Monument

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Subject:“To the Two Million Armenians Massacred by the Turks during the first genocide of the 20th century, 1894-1922.” (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Local French-Armenian community members.
Architect/Designer/Artist:Artist: "Toros"
Placement:The sculpture of a kneeled man, with open arms, is placed on a five foot pedestal against a high wall.
Physical Setting:Situated in the “Place of Armenia” in a flat street level.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Place d’Arménie
Physical Condition:Partially damaged by the elements.
Inscription:In the memory of the two million Armenians massacred by the Turks during the first genocide of the 20th century 1894 – 1922. (Translated from Armenian and French).
Location:Place d’Arménie
Aix en Provence, France
Construction Began:Early 1980s
Construction Completed:1983
Dedication Date:1983
History of Ownership:Owned by city of Aix en Provence, France.
Commemorative Activities:Annual commemoration by the city’s French-Armenian community.
Additional Information:Kidd, Kristen. “Perpetual Reminders,” Armenian International Magazine
(April 1999), pp. 48-50.

85 Commémoration du Génocide des Arméniens. Publication du Comité uni pour la Commémoration du Génocide arménien. Montréal, 2000.

Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

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