Genocide Museum, dedicated to acts of vandalism committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis, should be created
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29 /Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva/
A Genocide Museum, dedicated to acts of vandalism committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis, should be created.
This proposal was made by Anar Iskandarov, Professor at the Institute for Human Rights, during a scientific-theoretical conference entitled "The Genocide of Azerbaijanis in 1918-1920 by the Armenians in the documents of the Extraordinary Investigation Commission".
He said there is a sufficient number of archival materials, documents and photographs relating to the Genocide committed by Armenians in various years. It is important to collect these documents in the museum and familiarize local and international community with the tragedy.
Providing details of the genocide committed by Armenians in 1918 in Baku, Shamakhi, Iskandarov spoke about the facts reflected in the 36 volumes of research papers.
Documents of the Extraordinary Investigation Commission are investigated at the Institute in order to present these documents to the world community and they will be published in other languages, said the director of the Institute Aytan Mustafayeva.
She said these documents will play an indispensable role in presenting to the world public the policy of genocide carried out by Armenians against Azerbaijanis.
Extraordinary Investigation Commission was established July 15, 1918 in Ganja by Azerbaijan's national government for two reasons: first - to collect investigation materials relating to the genocide committed by the Armenians in 1918 in Baku, Shamakhi, Guba, and in 1918-1919 in West Azerbaijan and other regions of Azerbaijan, the second - to publish the collected documents in different languages - English, French, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, to give the international community an opportunity to get acquainted with this tragedy.
Most of the archival materials deal with the genocide committed in Baku and seven materials with genocide in Shamakhi. According to the documents, the number of killed during the genocide in Baku was 11,000, Shamakhi - 8,000, Shamakhi district, more than 8,000 Azerbaijanis were killed. In Guba, 16,000 people were killed, of whom 3,000 were the Jews.