Villejuif, France, Monument to Komitas

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Subject:Reverend Father Komitas, one of the most reknowned victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Placement:Freestanding sculptural work in the garden of Paul Guirand Hospital.
Physical Setting:Flat land, garden area. Bust on pendentive.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:L’hopital Paul Guirand
Physical Condition:Well preserved.
Inscription:"Reverend Father Komitas, Armenian composer (1869-1935) hospitalized and deceased at the Paul Guirand Hospital, was deported on April 24, 1915 on the order of the Young Turk government, beginning of the first genocide of the 20th century where 1,500,000 Armenians died." (Translated from French).
Location:L’hopital Paul Guirand
Villejuif, France
Construction Began:1994-5
Construction Completed:1995
Dedication Date:October 21, 1995
Prior Use of Site:Garden of the hospital.
Commemorative Activities:Inaugurated with presence of the Armenian Ambassador to France, His Excellency Viguen Tchitetchian.

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