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