WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Armenian Assembly of America welcomes the Anti-Defamation League’s endorsement of the Armenian Genocide Bill, H.Res. 296,” stated Armenian Assembly Co-Chairs Anthony Barsamian and Van Krikorian. “We have also always appreciated the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s clear reaffirmations and display referring to the Armenian Genocide.”
“ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today endorsed a bipartisan House resolution that recognizes the Armenian Genocide and urges Members of Congress to ensure its passage,” read the ADL’s statement.
“This historic Congressional resolution, while long overdue, is an important step toward raising awareness and educating the American public about the horrific genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire against Armenians during the early part of the 1900s,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. “The 20th century saw the worst episodes of genocide in recorded human history, beginning with the Armenian Genocide, through the Holocaust and all the way to the atrocities in Bosnia and Rwanda. Indeed, historians note that Hitler viewed the Armenian Genocide and the world’s indifference toward it as inspiration to launch his own genocidal campaign across Europe. We believe that remembering and educating about any genocide – Armenian, the Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda, and others – is a necessary tool to prevent future tragedies and begins with recognition.”
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.