On Easter Sunday, BBC Radio Wales All Things Considered told a story of hope and resurrection. One hundred years after the start of the Armenian Genocide, Roy Jenkins reflected on the impact of those events with the Rev. Canon Dr Patrick Thomas, Vicar of Christ Church, Carmarthen – an expert on Armenia – and members of the Welsh Armenian community.
Visiting the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Cardiff’s Cathays Park, the only public memorial to the Genocide on British soil, he also meets members of the Welsh Armenian community to learn how this event, a hundred years ago, still resonates for them today. The programme also includes extracts from eyewitness accounts and sacred Armenian music.
Extracts include ‘Der Zor’ translated by Verjiné Svazlian in The Armenian Genocide, and Peter Balakian’s translation of Gregoris Balakian’s work Armenian Golgotha.