Assyrian Genocide

Assyrian Genocide Monument Erected in Athens

Athens, Greece (AINA) — An Assyrian genocide monument was erected yesterday in Athens, Greece, where 8,000 Assyrians live. The monument is a memorial for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Christians in World War One, which claimed 750,000 Assyrians (75%), 1.5 million Armenians and 500,000 Pontic Greeks. Weiterlesen

Seyfo Center

Interview einer Armenischen Webseite mit Sabri Atman

Am 10. Januar veröffentlichte die armenische Webseite „panorama“ ein Interview mit dem Gründer des Seyfo Centers, Sabri Atman. Im Interview, welches in englischer Sprache ist, geht Atman zunächst auf die historischen Aspekte des assyrischen Völkermordes von 1915 ein, beantwortet Fragen zum Seyfo Center und stellt schließlich die Erwartungen der Assyrer an die Türkei klar. Weiterlesen


The Assyrian Genocide Monument in Belgium

Bannaux, Belgium (AINA) — On August 4, 2013 hundreds of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) and their friends from all over Europe gathered at the site of the Bannaux Sanctuary in the municipality of Sprimont/Belgium. At the heart of Europe people came together to unveil a monument commemorating the Assyrian victims of the genocide of 1915 perpetrated by the former Ottoman State (AINA 8-5-2013). Weiterlesen

Representatives of the Assyrian community

Sabri Atman’s speech in Armenia

Sabri Atman, director of the Assyrian Genocide Research Center (Seyfo Center) spoke to the Republic of Armenia. He represented the Assyrian community and thanked for the erected monument in the city Yerevan. Weiterlesen

Thea Halo

The door is now open and Assyrians should do more

In Seyfo Center’s next instalment of interviews with Assyrian Genocide scholars and activists, Seyfo Center spoke with author and recognition advocate, Thea Halo. First published in 2000, Halo’s acclaimed book Not Even My Name, brought wider public attention to the Assyrian and Greek genocides. The book narrates the experiences of Sano, Thea Halo’s mother, during the genocide and her survival against a seemingly insurmountable and calculated campaign of horror. Weiterlesen

Letter to Serzh A. Sargsyan

Scholars Urge Armenia to Officially Recognize Assyrian Genocide

(AINA) — The Assyrian Genocide Research Center (Seyfo), based in Sweden, has sent a letter to Serzh A. Sargsyan, the President of the Republic of Armenia, urging Armenia to officially recognize the Assyrian genocide, which occurred simultaneously with the Armenian Genocide. Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks were all victims of genocide between 1914 and 1923, a campaign which aimed, and succeeded, in cleansing the Ottoman Empire of most of it’s Christian subjects. Nearly three million Assyrians, Armenains and Greeks were killed during that period. The letter was signed by 36 organizations and 22 scholars. Here’s is the text of the letter. Weiterlesen

President of Seyfo Center USA

Noray Betbaba in Germany

Mr. Noray Betbaba, President of Seyfo Center USA, attended a seminar, in Bonn, Germany on December 12, and 13, 2011, organized by the European Association for the Education of Adults and Academia in cooperation with the Columbia University Institute for the Human Rights (ISHR). There were over 100 renowned intellectuals in attendance, representing various organizations in their own countries. In addition to the organizers of the seminar, some of the organizations present were DVV International and BoCAED. Below is Mr. Betbaba’s speech, delivered on the seminar. Weiterlesen