Saturday, April 2, 2016
Armenian Khachkar in Germany
A friend in Germany sent the above photo and writes,
There is a centre for Armenian studies at the University of Halle (http://www.mesrop.uni-halle.de/) and Halle is the seat of the Armenian congregation of Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxonia-Anhalt, a German federal state), owning an Armenian church there since 2010 (http://leipzighalle.blogspot.de/2010/03/segnung-und-weihe-der-surp-harutyun.html).
What the Armenian inscription says I don't know ;-)) but here's the translation from German
"This cross-stone (Khachkar) was erected to the memory of the million victims of the genocide [commited] against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in Western Armenia
. . .
Armenian congregation of Sachsen-Anhalt and City of Halle 1915 - 2015"
The cross-stone is standing across from the District court building in Halle, Hansering
and is easy to reach from the railway station by foot.