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Armenian Genocide Post

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the more we ignore our individual, shared, direct and indirect history , the more unstable our present and future becomes.

digitalblackuniverse:

Janet Jackson’s ex husband James DeBarge (1984-1985) credits Michael with stopping him from committing suicide back then.

Damn James…

According to the latest figures, 150 people are confirmed to have been killed in the sinking ferry Sewol. South Korean media reported that when found, the bodies of so many students had broken fingers and toes. This shows that the child was trying desperately to find a way out before being engulfed.

kchikurdi:


Turkish cruelty : A mother watching her children starve to death during Armenian Genocide.

The Armenian Genocide was a systematic extermination by the Ottoman Empire towards a minority, the Armenians, living in their own homeland but “trespassing into what is now the modern-turkish state”.
It took place during and after WWI and it happened in two phases: the widespread murder of able-bodied Armenian men through forced labor and massacre; the death march/deportation of women, children, the sick, and the elderly through the Syrian Desert.
The Nazi Party also visited the Ottoman Empire to get “inspiration” on how to carry out their genocidal campaign during WWII by seeing how the Ottomans were exterminating the Armenians.
The Armenian Genocide is widely accepted to have began on April 24, 1915, when the Ottomans arrested ~250 Armenian scholars, intellectuals, and community leaders in Constantinople (Istanbul).
The total number of people killed has been estimated between 1 and 1.5 million. The Assyrians, the Greeks, and other minority groups were similarly targeted by the Ottoman government. The treatment they received is widely accepted by many historians to be part of the same genocidal policy.
The modern day turkish state denies that this was an act of genocide.
we kurds also condemn our great-grandparents’ and grandparents’ participation in this heinous act.

kchikurdi:

Turkish cruelty : A mother watching her children starve to death during Armenian Genocide.

The Armenian Genocide was a systematic extermination by the Ottoman Empire towards a minority, the Armenians, living in their own homeland but “trespassing into what is now the modern-turkish state”.

It took place during and after WWI and it happened in two phases: the widespread murder of able-bodied Armenian men through forced labor and massacre; the death march/deportation of women, children, the sick, and the elderly through the Syrian Desert.

The Nazi Party also visited the Ottoman Empire to get “inspiration” on how to carry out their genocidal campaign during WWII by seeing how the Ottomans were exterminating the Armenians.

The Armenian Genocide is widely accepted to have began on April 24, 1915, when the Ottomans arrested ~250 Armenian scholars, intellectuals, and community leaders in Constantinople (Istanbul).

The total number of people killed has been estimated between 1 and 1.5 million. The Assyrians, the Greeks, and other minority groups were similarly targeted by the Ottoman government. The treatment they received is widely accepted by many historians to be part of the same genocidal policy.

The modern day turkish state denies that this was an act of genocide.

we kurds also condemn our great-grandparents’ and grandparents’ participation in this heinous act.

TODAY IN ARMENIAN HISTORY

4/24/1915
250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders are arrested in Constantinople and sent to Chankri and Ayash, where they are later slain.

4/24/1915
The editors and staff of Azadamart, the leading Armenian newspaper of Constantinople, are arrested, and on June 15 are slain in Diyarbekir, where they had been transported and imprisoned.

4/24/1915
The Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople and Zohrab, Armenian deputy in the Ottoman Parliament, petition the Grand Vizier, Said Halim, the Minister of the Interior Talaat, and the President of the Senate, Rifat, on behalf of the arrested Armenians of Constantinople. Though approached separately, all three give identical answers; that the government is isolating the Armenian leadership and dissolving the Armenian political organizations.

maggie-headed:

Armenian Genocide survivors discovered in Salt and sent to Jerusalem in April 1918.

maggie-headed:

Armenian Genocide survivors discovered in Salt and sent to Jerusalem in April 1918.

Anonymous asked: i hate how it's just the armenian genocide when a 1,000,000 greeks and 300,000 assyrians also died. they weren't isolated events, and if we don't mention them the story remains incomplete

assyrian-prince:

abcd-epik:

I wholeheartedly agree, i shall fix my posts to be inclusive„ however the 24th is in recognition of the armenian politicians/intellectuals that were killed, as far as i’m aware (correct me if i’m wrong) The Greek (Ponticgenocides & Assyrian (Sayfo) Genocides  commemoration follow different traditions than of the Armenian Genocide - hence perhaps why it isn’t used in conjunction on the 24th.

On a personal level i primarily focus on the armenian side as my family was directly involved.  

*750,000 Assyrians

May 19-Greek Pontic Genocide Remembrance Day

August 7- Assyrian Genocide (Seyfo) Remembrance Day

Anonymous asked: i hate how it's just the armenian genocide when a 1,000,000 greeks and 300,000 assyrians also died. they weren't isolated events, and if we don't mention them the story remains incomplete

I wholeheartedly agree, i shall fix my posts to be inclusive„ however the 24th is in recognition of the armenian politicians/intellectuals that were killed, as far as i’m aware (correct me if i’m wrong) The Greek (Ponticgenocides & Assyrian (Sayfo) Genocides  commemoration follow different traditions than of the Armenian Genocide - hence perhaps why it isn’t used in conjunction on the 24th.

On a personal level i primarily focus on the armenian side as my family was directly involved.  

abcd-epik:

Armenian Genocide , April 24 1915-1923
- Events in conjunction : Greek Genocide 900,000 ,(deaths) Assyrian Genocide 750,000(deaths)
1.5 Million slaughtered

[Trigger warning : Genocide,death]

Note: i have nothing against the Turkish people —the dislike is towards their government 

First of all I’d like to apologize to those whom those pictures might disturb.

Some of you may or may not know how sensitive  i get when i start talking about this event in history that doesn’t seem to meet many eyes of the people of the world today.
This event as previously stated is known as the “Armenian Genocide” which is only recognised in 21 countries, 43 states in the USA, 3 regions of spain and 2 states in Australia . Sure when you read those numbers you may think wow that’s a lot when really it’s only 11.8% of the world. Turkey refuses to recognise it after 98 years.

So lets get straight to the questions many seem to ask .

  1. What is the Armenian Genocide?
    The Armenian Genocide was centrally planned and administered by the Turkish government against the entire Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. It was carried out during W.W.I between the years 1915 and 1918. The Armenian people were subjected to deportation, expropriation, abduction, torture, massacre, and starvation. The great bulk of the Armenian population was forcibly removed from Armenia and Anatolia to Syria, where the vast majority was sent into the desert to die of thirst and hunger. Large numbers of Armenians were methodically massacred throughout the Ottoman Empire. Women and children were abducted and horribly abused.
  2. How many people died in the Armenian Genocide?
    It is estimated that one and a half million Armenians perished between 1915 and 1923. There were an estimated two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire on the eve of W.W.I. Well over a million were deported in 1915. Hundreds of thousands were butchered outright. Many others died of starvation, exhaustion, and epidemics which ravaged the concentration camps.  
  3. Were there any witnesses ?
    There were lots of foreigners in the Ottoman Empire who witnessed the deportations. Foremost among them were U.S. diplomatic representatives and American missionaries.  Also reporting on the atrocities committed against the Armenians were many German eyewitnesses. Many Russians saw for themselves the devastation wreaked upon the Armenian communities when the Russian Army occupied parts of Anatolia. Many Arabs in Syria where most of the deportees were sent saw for themselves the appalling condition to which the Armenian survivors had been reduced. Lastly, many Turkish officials were witnesses as participants in the Armenian Genocide. 

 Key facts:

  • Armenians all over the world commemorate this great tragedy on April 24, because it was on that day in 1915 when 300 Armenian leaders, writers, thinkers and professionals in Constantinople (present day Istanbul) were rounded up, deported and killed. Also on that day in Constantinople, 5,000 of the poorest Armenians were butchered in the streets and in their homes.
  • The Armenian Genocide occurred in a systematic fashion, which proves that it was directed by the Young Turk government.
  • Most Armenians in America are children or grandchildren of the survivors, although there are still many survivors amongst us.
  • Some righteous Ottoman officials such as Celal, governor of Aleppo; Mazhar, governor of Ankara; and Reshid, governor of Kastamonu, were dismissed for not complying with the extermination campaign. Any common Turks who protected Armenians were killed.
  • First the Armenians in the army were disarmed, placed into labor battalions, and then killed.

    Then the Armenian political and intellectual leaders were rounded up on April 24, 1915, and then killed.

    Finally, the remaining Armenians were called from their homes, told they would be relocated, and then marched off to concentration camps in the desert between Jerablus and Deir ez-Zor where they would starve and thirst to death in the burning sun.

  • Despite Turkish denial, there is no doubt about the Armenian Genocide. For example, German ambassador Count von Wolff-Metternich, Turkey’s ally in World War I, wrote his government in 1916 saying: “The Committee [of Union and Progress] demands the annihilation of the last remnants of the Armenians and the [Ottoman] government must bow to its demands.”

Anonymous asked: i mean what happened to the assyrians, greeks, and armenians though? did they all just one day randomly decide to leave? these people want to make me puck, the ottoman empire was controlled by turks, why would they ever fall victim to the armenians?

the-hero-of-ages:

right? “nah, fuck our homeland, we’re just gonna all walk on out of here now!” yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah seems legit

After Erdogan made the “our fist hurts more which is more important speech” these started to trend in Turkey

-Spokesman of Yerevan, traitor Erdogan. -Condolences for Armenians is treason. [x]

This is what 99 years of systematic denial does. 

After Erdogan made the “our fist hurts more which is more important speech” these started to trend in Turkey

-Spokesman of Yerevan, traitor Erdogan.
-Condolences for Armenians is treason. 
[x]

This is what 99 years of systematic denial does. 

pretty what he said was ” we punched you but our fist hurts too  (which is more important)”