|Subject:||The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. |
The bell symbolizes the longing to return to the homeland. The "scars", traces and marks of brutality on it refer to the sad course of Armenian history, especially during the years of the Genocide. The struggle of the Armenian nation for justice is represented by the sword, which is bound to the bell. (view image)
|Type of Memorial:||Monumental Sculpture|
|Sponsor(s):||Armenian National Committee of Greece with the help of the then Mayor Mr. Babis Bekhlivanidis.|
|Placement:||Freestanding sculptural work in a public space.|
|Physical Setting:||Located in the Nea Smirnis Park in the Nea Smirni neighborhood of Athens.|
|Map Designation:||Πάρκο Νέας Σμύρνης (Nea Smyrni Park)|
|Physical Condition:||Well preserved although, the bell itself is a historic work which has been damaged.|
|Inscription:||Peals of Bells. (Translated from Armenian).|
|Location:||14 Pl. Chrisostomou Smirnis (Nea Smyrni Park)|
|Construction Began:||Mid 1990s|
|Dedication Date:||June 11, 1998|
|Development/Construction Process:||The commemorative metal bell is installed on a stone footing.|
|History of Ownership:||Owned by the city of Athens.|
|Commemorative Activities:||The opening ceremony and dedication event was organized by the Liberal Democratic Party of Greece and Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Kokinio chapter organization along with Athens's Rendy community council.|
|Additional Information:||Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.|
85 Commémoration du Génocide des Arméniens. Publication du Comité uni pour la Commémoration du Génocide arménien. Montréal, 2000.
"Genocide Memorial Opened in Athens," Armenpress Bulletin. Yerevan (June 13, 1998).
Kidd, Kristen. "Perpetual Reminders," Armenian International Magazine.
(April 1999), pp. 48-50.
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