Demanding

Therefore their main demand is the opening of borders between Turkey and Armenia which they believe would have a positive effect on both the Armenian economy and Turkish-Armenian relations. For most of our interviewees, the remaining “official” demands such as compensation and territory are rather insignificant. For some of the interviewees, however, compensation is a[…]

Commemorating

Concerning the annual commemorations in Armenia, interviewees state that 24th of April is the official day of remembrance in which the whole country and the Armenians all over the world unite in the memory of their lost ones. Almost all of the interviewees attend to commemorations regularly in Tsitsernakaberd, the genocide memorial in Yerevan, which[…]

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[…]

Learning

In sum, the construction of postmemory of the Genocide starts in childhood, with transmission in family and continues with education. In a comparative perspective, Armenian youth in Armenia experience a rather harmonized transmission in every process of socialization. However, in case of Turkey, since there is a conflict between what the children hear from their[…]