Pamela Hall has extensive coverage on the rally against the Greek, Assyrian and Armenian Genocide -- please read it all here.
On April 6, 2011 (Black Easter), across from the United Nations in Ralph Bunche Park, Greek American Community Leaders, American Scholars, and American Activists assembled to remember the victims of the Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian Genocides perpetrated by Turkey from 1914 till 1923.
This year’s event, as always, was held on April 6th the Pan-Hellenic Memorial Day for the Genocide of Thracian Hellenism, which is in remembrance of Black Easter in 1914. (VSB also covered this commemoration last year.) .
What follows is an excerpt from a published statement regarding the commemoration:
“For the second year in a role the event was commenced by the reading of the ancient Orphic Hymn ‘Thanatos’ by Georgia Nomikos.
This year’s Master of Ceremonies was past President of Panthracian Union of America ‘Orpheus’ Ioannis Fidanakis.
Mr Fidanakis began the event by thanking those in attendance and acknowledging such notable attendees as Mr. Bill Theodosakis.
Mr. Theodosakis has been organizing a Greek Genocide Memorial at Three Hierarch’s Church in Brooklyn since the 90s.