July 19, 2010 - 19:47 AMT
Schiff submits Armenian Genocide survivor story into Congressional Record

After meeting with Armenian Genocide Survivor Haroutioun Andonian, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) submitted his story to be included in the Congressional Record - one of many submissions into the national record as part of Rep. Schiff's Armenian Genocide Congressional Record Project.

"This summer, I had the opportunity to meet with Haroutioun Andonian, a 101-year-old survivor of the Armenian Genocide living in our community," Rep. Schiff said. "Today, I submitted his survival story into the Congressional Record, and I hope that it will contribute to a better understanding of the nature of the genocide, raise awareness of the issue, and help educate the Members of Congress on the imperative of recognizing the Armenian Genocide."

The Armenian Genocide Congressional Record Project, pioneered by Rep. Schiff, is part of an ongoing effort to parallel H. Res. 252, the Congressional resolution he sponsored to recognize and commemorate the genocide carried out against Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923. Rep. Schiff continues to encourage survivors of the Genocide and their families from throughout the country to participate in the project by sending in the stories of what happened to their family during the Genocide, Adam Schiff’s office told PanARMENIAN.Net