10.15.14

Los Angeles Times: White House plans exhibition of rug linked to Armenian genocide

Matt Hansen of the Los Angeles Times reports on the Armenian Orphan Rug:

A historic rug tied to the Armenian genocide will go on display at the White House Visitor Center in November after several failed attempts to display the piece. 

For elected officials representing Armenian American communities, the decision is a welcome relief after years of negotiation.

“It’s a powerful symbol of American generosity to victims of the Armenian genocide,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D- Burbank) said.  “I’m thrilled that it will soon be on display.”

Schiff said he would continue to push for official federal recognition of the genocide, especially in light of the event’s 100th anniversary in April.

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By:  Matt Hansen
Source: Los Angeles Times