Joint memorial commemorating victims of Ottoman genocides in Berlin

BERLIN – A memorial commemorating the victims of the Sayfo Genocide of Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians, the Armenian Genocide, and the Pontic Greek Genocide occurring during the Ottoman Empire has been constructed in Berlin. The monument was established by the initiative of the Association for the Promotion of an Ecumenical Memorial to Genocide Victims in the Ottoman Empire (FÖGG).

The moment now stands in the district of Charlottenburg in the German capital. The organization mentioned the killing of an estimated 3 million Armenians, Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians, and Pontic Greeks in the brutal genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire during and following the First World War.

“This is the first time that a joint memorial of three people [Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian, Armenian, and Pontic Greek] has been established,” the organization mentioned on its website, which includes valuable information about the history of the region and its people, in addition to the social, economic, and cultural development between 1914 to 1918.

The website also includes other information about the history of the Christian peoples that lived in the territory of Anatolia, Turkey during the reign of the Ottoman Empire, as well as the genocides to which they were subjected. A photographic history the areas where the three Christian peoples lived is also hosted on the organization’s website.