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Armenian Genocide 1914-1918

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					Armenian Genocide
   1914-1918
         Who are the Armenians
   Christian Minority dispersed throughout the
    Ottoman Empire
   Persecuted for faith and considered inferior by
    Ottoman Turks
   Forbidden to carry weapons, ride atop horses,
    and have houses that overlooked those of
    Muslims
   Suffered severely throughout decades leading
    up to WWI
                During WWI
   Ottoman Empire allied the Central Powers
    fought against Russia
   Ottoman Forces fought Russia to regain
    territory lost during the Russo-Turkish War of
    1877
   Ottomans lost and blamed defeat on the
    Armenians siding with Russia
   All Armenians in the military were assigned to
    Unarmed Labor Battalions or killed
                    Events at Van
   4,000 Armenian soldiers were demanded into
    the Ottoman Empire through Conscription
   500 Armenians offered, was believed to be
    plotted Resistance
    Djevdet accused Armenians of "rebellion," and spoke of his
    determination to "crush" it at any cost. "If the rebels fire a
    single shot," he declared, "I shall kill every Christian man,
    woman, and" (pointing to his knee) "every child, up to here."
              Deportation Law
   Turkish propaganda portrayed Armenians as
    traitors and unlawful
   On April 24, 1915 – 250 Armenian
    intellectuals were rounded up and imprisoned
   The “Tehcir” Law – Forced Deportation law
    and Abandoned Properties Law which
    included Expropriation and confiscation of all
    Armenian Goods
•Forced Marches into the Syrian
Desert
•Rapes, Starvation, Mutilations, and
Murders was commonplace
•100,000’s perished
                     Death Marches
   Concentration Camps Existed throughout the
    Marches
   Mass Burnings, toxic gases used (upwards of 5,000
    Armenians)
   Transported Armenians in “Cattle Cars”
The shortest method for disposing of the women and children concentrated in
   various camps was to burn them. And also that, Turkish prisoners who had
   apparently witnessed some of these scenes were horrified and maddened at
   the remembering the sight. They told the Russians that the stench of the
    burning human flesh permeated the air for many days after.
                     Other Methods
   Many of the children were loaded into boats and taken out to sea and
    thrown overboard.
   two school buildings were used to organize children and then sent them on
    the mezzanine, to kill them with a toxic gas equipment.
Allied Response
   Turkey believed U.S. and allied powers were
    prosecuting the Turks for Russia’s benefit.
   Many Turkish people today, deny the
    Armenian Genocide ever existed, claim it was
    just propaganda again by the Ottoman Empire
   Many Central Power officials supported the
    genocide
   “Who, after all, speaks today of the
    annihilation of the Armenians” ~ Adolf Hitler

				
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