Associate Dean of US Simon Wiesenthal Center visits Guba Genocide Memorial Complex

Guba, September 29, AZERTAC

Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of the U.S. Rabbi Abraham Cooper has visited Azerbaijan’s Guba District.

Head of Guba District Executive Power Yashar Mammadov informed the guests about the district, its traditions.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper visited the Red Settlement (Qırmızı Qesebe) densely populated by Mountain Jews. He familiarized himself with two synagogues and the cultural center in the district.

Abraham Cooper also visited Guba Genocide Memorial Complex and the mass graveyard. He was informed that the mass graveyard was revealed in 1 April 2007 during excavation works. Later, employees of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences conducted extensive researches which revealed that the graveyard related to the genocide committed in 1918 by Armenians against civilians. The guest was informed that the Complex was created by the support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and opened on September 18, 2013.

After familiarization, Rabbi Abraham Cooper signed the guestbook of the Complex.

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