The Armenian Genocide also known as the Armenian Holocaust refers to the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. The Republic of Turkey to this day continues to deny that it ever happened.
ARARAT (2002) a film by Canadian Armenian director Atom Egoyan starring Charles Aznavour and Christopher Plummer:
The Armenian Genocide also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, by Armenians, as the Great Crime refers to the deliberate and systematic destruction (genocide) of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I.It was implemented through wholesale massacres and deportations, with the deportations consisting of forced marches under conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees. The total number of resulting Armenian deaths is generally held to have been between one and one and a half million.Other ethnic groups were similarly attacked by the Ottoman Empire during this period, including Assyrians and Greeks, and some scholars consider those events to be part of the same policy of extermination.
It is widely acknowledged to have been one of the first modern genocides,as scholars point to the systematic, organized manner in which the killings were carried out to eliminate the Armenians,and it is the second most-studied case of genocide after the Holocaust.The word genocide was coined in order to describe these events.
The starting date of the genocide is conventionally held to be April 24, 1915, the day that Ottoman authorities arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople.Thereafter, the Ottoman military uprooted Armenians from their homes and forced them to march for hundreds of miles, depriving them of food and water, to the desert of what is now Syria. Massacres were indiscriminate of age or gender, with rape and other sexual abuse commonplace.
The Republic of Turkey, the successor state of the Ottoman Empire, denies the word genocide is an accurate description of the events (see, Denial of the Armenian Genocide).In recent years, it has faced repeated calls to accept the events as genocide. To date, twenty countries have officially recognized the events of the period as genocide, and most genocide scholars and historians accept this view.The majority of Armenian diaspora communities were founded as a result of the Armenian genocide.
BBC Documentary: Armenian Genocide - 'The Betrayed' :
The Armenian Genocide (PBS) - Trailer :
The Armenian Genocide is the story of the over one million Armenians who died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in World War I. Produced by Emmy Award-winner Andrew Goldberg. Narrated by Julianna Margulies with additional narrations by Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney, Orlando Bloom and others, the program features interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power, author Peter Balakian and never-before-seen historical footage.
"...powerful... the documentary honors the victims of the Armenian genocide and also pays tribute to dissidents in Turkey who are brave enough to speak out despite government censorship." - Alessandra Stanley, Chief Television Critic, New York Times.
"Serious, literate and ultimately heartbreaking." "...(made with) precision and intelligence." - NJ Star Ledger.
World marks 95th anni of Armenian genocide- April 24, 2010 -Russian TV Report:
Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama Discusses Armenian Genocide ...(January 30, 2008):
President Obama once elected shares views about Armenian Genocide and Turkey's historical responsability to this question - April 06, 2009:
Prime Minister Erdogan's dismisses the question of a Turkish responsability in the Armenian genocide as of "archeological" interest and that he should await definitive conclusions by an Independant Panel - (conference 44th Security Conference held in Munich, Germany, 2008):
Turkey debates on possible preventive actions against the adopting N106 Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing the Armenian Genocide:
Resolution unacceptable say's Turkish President :
Charles Aznavour speaks to Turkish ( Or Armenian ? ) Journalists in Paris about the Armenian Genocide and his expectations of Turkey's President to acknowledge it:
Charles Aznavour- Pour Toi Armenie- mobilizes French Artists after the Major Earthquake in the 1990's:
Iranian Armenian Pop Icon - Vigen - Beh Yadeh Tehran:
Vigen - Parvaz:
Armenian Iranians, Ballet of Zal and Rudabeh:
Armenian commemorative coin ( Pahlavi Era)
Banalization of history By DK
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