The Armenian Genocide

What is the Armenian Genocide?
The Armenian Genocide was the systematic mass killings of over one and a half million Armenians perpetrated by the "Young Turk" government of the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923.

Armenian Genocide Timeline
Frequently Asked Questions - Armenian National Institute
Armenian Genocide Fact Sheet - Armenian Research Center
The Turkish Crime of Our Century - Asia Minor Refugees Coordination Committee

What is April 24th (Martyrs Day)?
On this day in 1915, Armenian leaders, writers, thinkers and professionals were rounded up, deported and killed in Constantinople, Turkey. Meanwhile, over 5,000 of the poorest Armenians were butchered in the streets and in their homes. Although numerous prior atrocities were committed by the Turkish Government against the Armenian people, this day marks the official beginning of the Armenian Genocide. On April 24th, Armenians throughout the world commemorate the tragedy of the Genocide.

How does the Genocide affect Armenians today?
To this day, the Turkish government denies the occurrence of an Armenian Genocide. Thus, the few survivors and the victim's children and grandchildren are denied closure to this tragic event in both their lives and in the history of their people. Acceptance of responsibility and restitution for the injustices committed against the innocent Armenian people by the Turkish government is considered to be the only way to bring peace to the hearts of all Armenians.

Research & Support Organizations
Armenian National Institute (ANI) - Official Site
Zoryan Institute - Official Site
Armenian Research Center - Official Site
Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) - Official Site
Genocide 1915 - Website
Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies - Website
International Criminal Court (ICC) - Official Site
Teach Genocide - Website
Swiss accepts Armenia 'genocide' - BBC News (12/16/03)
The Hidden Holocaust - San Francisco Chronicle (12/15/03)
Armenians fast for recognition - LA Times (04/19/03)
International Study Affirms 1915 Armenian Genocide - Armenia Liberty (02/10/03)
Armenians seek place in museum - LA Times (02/03/03)
Armenians say US failed them - BBC News (01/26/03)
Naming Genocide - CounterPunch (9/25/02)
Cannes film tackles Armenian 'genocide' - BBC News (5/21/02)
Pope avoids Armenia controversy - BBC News (9/26/01)
Analysis: Pope treads cautiously in Armenia - BBC News (9/26/01)
Armenia 'genocide' row in Swiss court - BBC News (9/4/01)
A people killed twice - Guardian Unlimited (01/27/01)
Bitter history of Armenian genocide row - BBC News (1/23/01)
Strasbourg slams Turkey over Armenia - BBC News (11/15/00)
Criticism of Armenia 'genocide' move - BBC News (9/26/00)
France recognises Armenian genocide - BBC News (5/29/98)