Avignon, France, Armenian Genocide Memorial Plaque

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Subject:“To the memory of 1,500,000 Armenian victims of the genocide ordered by the Turkish authorities in power in 1915” (view image)
Type of Memorial:Commemorative Plaque
Sponsor(s):Local Armenian community
Architect/Designer/Artist:Louis Ball (Sculptor)
Placement:Plate appears on the back of the statue of Jean Althen (Hovhannès Altounian).
Physical Setting:Municipal Park
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Physical Condition:Plaque removed and broken into two pieces on June 5, 2010 by four individuals in an act of vandalism.
Inscription:“A la mémoire des 1,500,000 Arméniens victimes du génocide ordonné par les dirigeants turks au pouvoir en 1915”
Location:Jardin des Doms
Avignon, France
Construction Began:Mid 1980s
Construction Completed:1988
Dedication Date:July 8, 1988
Additional Information:http://www.acam-france.org/contacts/contact_lieu.php?cle=116

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