The Armenian Genocide

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You have heard of “ Martin Luther King Day,” or “Columbus Day,” but have you ever heard of “National Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day?” This lesser known genocide was a precursor to the Holocaust. It started on April 24, 1915 and lasted up until 1923. It was calculated that over one and a half million Armenians died during this period of time. This genocide was planned out by the Turkish government, against all the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire. In the beginning there were around 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and by the end of the 1923 there were around 388,000 were left. Whether a front-line soldier or pregnant woman, famous professor or high bishop, important businessman or ardent patriot; all 2,000,000 of them. It seemed to have died out around the end of the war in 1918, but soon continued back up in 1920.

The Armenians were an indo-european group who are one of the world’s oldest civilizations,whose main religion(s) were Orthodox or Roman Catholic. They have an olive to dark complexion and have brown or black hair. Armenian People They were an agricultural group of people who were subject to one of the worst disasters of WWI, and the first genocide of the 20th century. They lived in Armenia, which is now Northeastern Turkey.Armenian Map They are known for their art style, carpets, and architecture. They were a group that has always been overtaken by others some being, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Persians and finally the Ottoman Turks. The ones truly

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