Lyon, France, Armenian Genocide Monument and Avenue of 24 April 1915

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture, Path
Sponsor(s):Local French-Armenian community.
Architect/Designer/Artist:Robert Darnas
Placement:Public square with extension of an avenue that has been renamed “rue de 24 avril 1915.”
Physical Setting:Within the urban fabric.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Place de la Libération and Rue du 24 avril 1915
Physical Condition:Well Preserved.
Inscription:Inscriptions in Armenian and French. "A la memorie des 1,500,000 Armeniens massacres lors du genocide de 1915."
Location:Place de la Libération, Decines
Lyon, France
Construction Began:Early 1970s
Construction Completed:1972
Dedication Date:1972
Commemorative Activities:First Armenian Genocide monument erected on public property in France.
Additional Information:Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

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