commemorations took place April 24th at the Church of St. Monica in
Valencia and were organized by the Armenian Apostolic Church and
Pro-Commemoration Committee. Among those in attendance, was the
Armenian Republic’s Honorary Consul in Spain, Luis Barbera.
April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Empire ordered a crackdown on Armenian
Christians, which resulted in the deaths of 1.5 million people.
modern-day Turkey has never acknowledged that it took place, the
persecution became the first case of genocide during the 20th century.
week, the Armenian community in Valencia, Spain, commemorated the 91st
anniversary of the deaths of 1.5 million Armenian Christians who were
killed by Muslim Turks in 1915 during a massive religious persecution.