Remembering the Armenian Genocide during the coronavirus pandemic

Friday marks the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and commemorative events will be altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

For the longest time, the Armenian Genocide was dubbed "The Forgotten Genocide," but that is no longer the case.

In December 2019, a historic move took place, in which both chambers of Congress passed the Armenian Genocide Reaffirmation Resolution in a near-unanimous fashion.

“I don’t know that we can the moral leaders this country aspires to be if we are going to pick and choose among the genocides we are willing to recognize. I think we have to very blunt and truthful about any genocide including the Armenian genocide," California Rep. Adam Schiff said. 

However, the Turkish government continues to refuse to recognize that a genocide took place.


• US Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian Genocide

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This year, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, commemoration ceremonies will be showcased virtually.

You can watch the livestream on social media through the Armenian Genocide Committee’s Facebook page as well as on local Armenian TV stations. 


• Armenian Genocide commemorations to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic

• Armenian organizations donate 1.5M meals to mark the 1.5M lives lost on genocide anniversary

Also this year, the Armenian- American community is focusing on the humanitarian side and working on giving back to others.

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