Rafael Estrella, President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly (2002)

The horror, destruction and deliberate elimination of human beings which is presented in this Museum is a permanent lesson of our history which should never be repeated nor forgotten.

It is hard to find in the history of our common civilization such an example of uncivilized crime against humanity.

As a political representative, this is what democracy and democratic parliamentary must stand firmly against.

Genocide in any of its various forms should be forever eradicated from our civilization. That must be our common commitment.

Rafael Estrella

(Estrella statement in the guestbook of the Armenian Genocide Museum in Yerevan, Armenia, 14 May 2002.)