Stuttgart, Germany, Armenian Genocide Memorial

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Local Armenian community members.
Placement:Freestanding sculptural work in a public cemetery.
Physical Setting:Slightly uphill, green, open space.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Public cemetery of Stuttgart
Physical Condition:Well preserved.
Inscription:"In memory/remembrance of the victims of the Armenian Nation." (Translated from German).
Location:Main Public Cemetery
Stuttgart, Germany
Construction Began:Mid 1980s
Construction Completed:1987
Dedication Date:April 26, 1987
Prior Use of Site:Public cemetery.
Development/Construction Process:The monument is a three-part work, separate from each other, but juxtaposed in a composition: it consists of 1) a red color marble of a 10-foot square tower-like “Khatchkar” with the cross above and the inscriptions below; 2) a smaller and lower bowl for flower placement; 3) an even smaller and lower metal box, which shelters the eternal fire as a symbol of eternal life.

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