Rachel Malinari, Dylan Peretz,
Angela Jimenez, Tina Batista, and
The deliberate and systematic extermination
of a nation, racial, political, or cultural
Where did the Genocide Occur?
• In Armenia
• During the Ottoman Empire
• Carried out by the “young Turk” government
When did the Genocide Occur?
• Armenians were always treated unfairly
– Extra taxes
– Second class citizens
Who initiated the Genocide?
• Ottoman Empire
• Amerindians lived in harmony with the Turks for
centuries until nationalism’s forces transformed
• Ottoman Empire began to crumble
What ideology made this group
perpetrate such a terrible crime?
• Seen as non believers because they were
How did the victims respond to this
• Great Brittan, France, and Russia telling
the young Turks that they are responsible
for the genocide.
• They were successful
• End of the war, alliances demanded that
they prosecute the “young Turks” that
were guilty of wartime crimes.
• Relief effort were amounted to help save
the starving Armenians
What did they do to eliminate the
• Rape and other sexual abuse
• Mass burning, suffocation, use of poison,
overdose, death marches, extermination
How was this genocide successful?
• 1.5 millions Armenians were killed
• Armenians in the army were disarmed and
placed into labor camps and then killed.
• Butchered in the streets and in their
How did the Global community
respond to this genocide?
• No strong actions were taken to stop the
• The international community commanded
• Great Britain, France, and Russia held the
• Out cry in the United States
• Not much action was taken post war, for
the Armenian peoples human loss
Could it have been avoided?
• It could have been stopped if other
counties would have taken action and
helped the Armenian people
• On this day in 1915, 200 Armenian leaders were
• Most were executed
• This date is the start of the Armenian genocide
• The Republic of Turkey and several other states do not
officially recognize the Armenian genocide as a
• They claim that both Turks and Armenians died during
• Turks believe that Ottoman officials acted according to
the written laws
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