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
> Armenian Genocide Fact Sheet - Armenian Research Center
> Frequently Asked Questions - Armenian National Institute
> 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.

Robert Fisk speaks about the Armenian Genocide
Research & Support Organizations
> Armenian National Institute (ANI) - Official Site
> Zoryan Institute - Official Site
> Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) - Official Site
> Genocide 1915 - Website
> Armenian Genocide Blog - Website
> Teach Genocide - Website
Articles
> 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)
> Armenians seek place in museum - LA Times (02/03/03)
> Armenians say US failed them - BBC News (01/26/03)
> 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)