Two Generations in Conflict


“He’s an extremist, don’t listen to him!” Photo: ©Lisa Westphal

“He’s an extremist, don’t listen to him!” Photo: ©Lisa Westphal

Things are becoming increasingly difficult for activists in Baku; many NGO accounts have been blocked and critics who dare to speak out have been arrested. Despite the dangers, Ali Abasov and his son, Faraj, continue to press for reconciliation with Armenia – each in their own way. Continue reading

Life with trauma

Jenya Arepetyan

Jenya Arepetyan in Nor Maragha. Photo: © Paul Toetzke

By Lina Verschwele

Some 80 years after the genocide of the Armenians, the war over Nagorno-Karabakh, between Armenians and Azerbaijanis, came to an end. Many Armenians see the massacre of the war as a continuation of the genocide. The vivid images of that time remain today. Continue reading

Of tin and plastic

museum of missing soldiers

In the museum of missing soldiers. Photo: © Lina Verschwele

By Elena Ammel & Lina Verschwele

On 11 May 1994, an armistice was reached in the war over Nagorno-Karabakh. Many of the soldiers who disappeared at that time remain missing today. Mothers from both sides have come together in an act intended as a sign of reconciliation: a visit to the site. Continue reading

Back to their roots? Young people from the Armenian Diaspora on the trail of their ancestors

The volunteers and us. Photo: ©Paul Toetzke

By Elena Ammel

We’ve already heard much in Germany about the Armenian Diaspora – unusually large in size and playing a central role in the development of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The problem of ‘brain-drain’ has been frequently discussed; the Armenian enclave of Nagorbo-Karaback in particular has struggled against a haemorrhaging of its highly-qualified workforce flowing abroad. Continue reading