On Wednesday, April 22, was the third of a series of ten lectures dedicated to the Armenian Genocide under the general title Ten Lessons on a Genocide. The series is organized by the Hellenic-Armenian Studies Center (HASC) of Athens, Greece and organized by the The title of the third lecture was The Epos of an Unslaved People. In his opening remarks journalist George Venetsanos referred to his childhood recollections from his neighborhood peopled by Armenian refugees. The main speaker, Joseph Kassesian, secretary of HASC, spoke of the indomitable spirit of the subdued Armenian people, who was able to preserve its language, traditions and national conscience and its freedom-loving spirit, to revolt a number of times against its oppressors and finally, after a brilliant cultural and spiritual renaissance, to present dynamically its national cause in front of history. The fact that the Armenians were a solid social body, consisting of large numbers of people, with a higher than the one of its oppressors cultural level was a fact that rendered their assimilation or their total submission impossible. Thus, its tyrants were faced with only two possible solutions to the Armenian Question: either to offer the Armenian people complete equality within the frame of the Ottoman Empire or to expel and exterminate them. The Turks chose the second solution, concluded Mr. Kassesian.
"Armenia" news network, Athens, 23.04.2015