Khojaly Genocide Memorial, Baku

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Khojaly Genocide Memorial in Baku's Khatai district is a monument to the victims of the Khojaly Massacre, in which 613 innocent Azerbaijani residents of the town of Khojaly were tragically killed on the night of 25-26 February 1992, during the Karabakh War. The moving monument depicts a mother with a dead child in her arms whom she presses against her heart. Each year on 26 February Azerbaijanis gather at the memorial to pay their respects to the victims. Put Khojaly Genocide Memorial on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Baku trip planner.
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  • This memorial is located in the Khatai district of Baku. It was built on the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide. Khojaly is the second largest town of the Nagorno-Karabakh region. In 1992 it...  more »
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  • Khojaly Genocide Memorial in Baku, Azerbaijan or “Mother cry” (“Ana harayı” abidəsi) a monument to the victims of the Khojaly massacre, carried out on the night of February 25 to February 26 in 1992 by members of Armenian armed formations against residents of the Azerbaijani city of Khojaly. This is the first public memorial in Azerbaijan dedicated to victims of the Khojaly Massacre. Khojaly Genocide Memorial is locate not far from the Khatai metro station and depicts a mother running out of the house in her nightgown with a dead child in her arms, whom she presses against her heart. Photographic materials taken by famous Azerbaijani journalist Chingiz Mustafayev were also used in the work. The bas-reliefs of the pedestal depict women, children, old men who were killed during the massacre, as well as Chingiz Mustafayev himself, bending over the body of a dead child with a camera in his hands. And at the bottom of the pedestal are data on the victims and engraved lists with the names of the deceased. The authors of the memorial are Teymur Rustamov, his father Aslan Rustamov and brother Mahmud Rustamov. SOURCE: BakuTravelGuide

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