Remembering


For the Armenian youth in Armenia, remembering the past is a social imperative. Their socialization itself creates and necessitates the duty to remember the genocide and to pass the memory onto the following generations. However in Turkey, duty of memory stems from the affiliation with the Armenian community and distinction from others. For the Armenian youth in Turkey, the will to remember the past itself is a resistance to a never-ending denial of their existence, thus the duty of memory appears to be a precondition of being-an-Armenian in Turkey.