Australia please recognise the Armenian Genocide 1915-1923
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Coinciding with the film "The Promise", which is certain to have a massive impact worldwide, isn't it about time that Australia recognise the 20th century's first Holocaust; the Genocide of over 1.5 million Armenian People, joining the 29 other countries that recognise this:
As of 2017, governments and parliaments of 29 countries, including Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Russia, as well as 46 states out of 50 of the United States, have recognised the events as a genocide.
Do we really wish to be a country of holocaust denial, the holocaust which inspired Hitler to commit Genocide of the European Jews.
We realise that our ties to Turkey with our Anzac Day celebrations are important but aren't we just being negligent and disrespectful to those diggers who died while continuing to deny such an atrocity?
Today there are currently around 50,000 Armenian descendants living in Australia, predominantly Melbourne and Sydney. Australia recognised The Republic Armenia on 26 December 1991, now is the time, 100 years since the events of the 8 years of Genocide, to step up and be counted as the 30th Country to officially recognise the Armenian Genocide.
As a World War Two researcher for nearly two decades now, i first came across a reference to the genocide when i read Adolf Hitler's quote:
"I have issued the command -- and I'll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad -- that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formations in readiness -- for the present only in the East -- with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space (Lebensraum) which we need. Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"
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