ArmInfo. The German human rights organization "Society for the Protection of the Rights of Forced Peoples" appealed to the Association of German Cities (Deutscher Stadtetag) with an appeal to establish monuments all over the country in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide and other Christians killed in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.
Expert of the human rights organization for the Middle East Kemal Sidou noted that the German Empire was informed of pogroms of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and mass deportations. "It is extremely important to do everything so that this tragedy is not forgotten and it is necessary to establish monuments so that representatives of the affected peoples can honor the memory of the innocent victims," said Sidou, Deutsche Welle reports.
Note that on June 2, 2016, the German Bundestag adopted a resolution "Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide and Other Christian Minorities in the Ottoman Empire 101 Years ago," in which the massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire are called genocide. The Bundestag not only recognized the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but also its share of responsibility for what had been accomplished.
Recall that more than two dozen countries recognized the Armenian Genocide. The first to recognize the Armenian Genocide was Uruguay, further Argentina, Russia, Belgium, the Vatican, Venezuela, Greece, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, France, Chile, Switzerland, Sweden, Bolivia, Germany and several other countries . It is noteworthy that Switzerland, Slovakia, Greece and Cyprus also passed laws on the criminalization of the denial of the Armenian Genocide. The bill on the criminalization of the Armenian Genocide is also under consideration by the French parliament. The fact of the Armenian Genocide was also recognized by the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, the United Nations Commission on War Crimes, and the World Council of Churches. The Armenian Genocide was also recognized by New South Wales (Australia), Sicily, Sao Paulo, Ceara and Parana (Brazil), Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (Great Britain), Basque Country, Catalonia, Balearic Islands (Spain), two dozen Spanish cities, Quebec (Canada), Kiev, Uzhhorod, Izyum, Goloseevsky district (Ukraine), Crimea, Karkhayent, Alakuas and Elda and 48 US states.