2114) "We just Want 'Recognition' , Nothing Else !"

From ANCA web site:
"... But we can, today, secure a measure of justice, and that is why we are here. Justice: A small measure today - from a bank. A greater measure tomorrow - from the Turkish government. The full measure - soon - of the justice owed the Armenian nation."
http://www.anca.org/action_alerts/actionalerts.php?aaid=106 ***You cannot visit ANCA Site From Turkey due to ban ANCA has on the traffic from Turkish IP Addresses

Interview with Harut Sassounian on Armenian 'Genocide'
Wed, 10 October 2007

Harut Sassounian is a prominent public figure, author, publisher of The California Courier newspaper, President of the United Armenian Fund, Lincy Foundation Vice President.

"Our demands are: Turkey must compensate for the damages and return our lands. Our demands do not depend on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide before going on to the next steps. This is the reason that a symposium recently was held at the University of Southern California. Renowned specialists in international law were invited. They explained the rights the Armenian people have under international law, and to which courts Armenians could apply to settle this issue. Now specialists must study the lawyers’ advice and decide which issue should be submitted to which court, as there is the International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, US Federal Courts, etc. This is a most important issue. It must be studied with all seriousness, because, if we lose in court, Turkey will claim that Armenians have no legal demands."

Still, some Armenians talk like: “Booo... I just want my grandparents to be recognized… That’s all we want... We don’t care about money or land…”

***You cannot visit ANCA Site From Turkey due to ban ANCA has on the traffic from Turkish IP Addresses.

Here's the page info for Visitors From Turkey

Ask the German Financial Giant to Stop Obstructing the Return of Stolen Armenian Genocide-era Assets

Current Status

Despite good faith efforts to reach a fair settlement by the Armenian Americans who filed a class action lawsuit against Deutsche Bank, the German financial-giant continues to block the rightful return of assets belonging to heirs of Armenians killed in the Armenian Genocide.
Last Updated: 2006-12-06
What You Can Do

Demand the immediate return of stolen Armenian assets. Call on Deutsche Bank stop obstructing efforts to secure the return of Armenian Genocide-era funds.

CLICK HERE to send a free ANCA WebFax to Deutsche Bank.


1) The bank: Deutsche Bank has more than $1.32 trillion in assets and over 67,000 employees operating in nearly 1,600 branches across 73 countries.

For more information: http://www.db.com

2) The lawsuit: The class action lawsuit was filed by attorneys Mark Geragos, Brian Kabatack, and Vartkes Yeghiayan.

The lawsuit states that the Deutsche Bank systematically thwarted the recovery of millions of dollars in assets deposited by Armenians prior to and during the Armenian Genocide. In addition, the lawsuit seeks damages for Armenian assets forcibly taken by the Ottoman Turkish government during the Armenian Genocide. Deutsche Bank funded the Ottoman Turkish government's mass genocide of Armenians in return for these looted Armenian assets.

The same three lawyers recently settled similar lawsuits against New York Life and AXA for a total of $37.5 million for the wrongful withholding of insurance policy proceeds held from the Armenian Genocide era.

For more information, visit: http://www.geragos.com

3) The assets: Experts estimate that Deutsche Bank illegally withheld more than $20,000,000, in World War I-era dollars, from Armenian victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide.

For additional information: www.anca.org, www.deutschebankprotest.eu, www.geragos.com

4) The response: Earlier this month the ANCA's European affiliate, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy, launched a continent-wide campaign to urge Deutsche Bank to honor its commitments.

In January of 2006, the ANCA-Western Region helped organize a rally in support of a press conference outside the Los Angeles offices of Deutsche Bank announcing the filing of the class action lawsuit against both bank. Speaking at the rally, ANCA Board member Raffi Hamparian said:

We are brought together today in calling upon Deutsche Bank to make good on its debt. To honor its obligation.

To return the money it eagerly accepted but then so heartlessly withheld from the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Withheld - from the wounded, the destitute and desperate - exactly when they needed access to these funds the most.

Today, we ask simply for what is owed, what has been owed for nearly a century. We know that the time has long-since passed when Deutsche Bank can make its depositors whole. That time has passed. No one today can wipe away the blood, the tears, the sweat of endless desert marches, mass executions, and starvations.

But we can, today, secure a measure of justice, and that is why we are here. Justice: A small measure today - from a bank. A greater measure tomorrow - from the Turkish government. The full measure - soon - of the justice owed the Armenian nation.

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