A cross-stone dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims was unveiled in the German city of Jena on April 17. The monument was blessed by Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian, Primate of the German Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Armenia’s Ambassador to Germany Ashot Smbatyan, Member of Bundestag, Chairman of the German-Armenian Forum Albert Weiler and Jena Mayor Albrecht Schröter offered opening remarks. The speakers noted that recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey is the milestone for reconciliation.
The event was attended by members of Bundestag and the Landtag of Thuringia, employees of the Jena City Hall, representatives of the local Armenian community.