Armenian Genocide

By Harlow
  • Treaty of Berlin

    Treaty of Berlin
    Since 1876, the Ottoman state had been led by Sultan Abdul Hamid II. Immediately after the Treaty of Berlin was signed, Abdul Hamid attempted to forestall implementation of its reform provisions by asserting that Armenians did not make up a majority in the provinces and that their reports of abuses were largely exaggerated or false.
  • The Hamidiye

    Abdul Hamid created a paramilitary outfit known as the Hamidiye which was mostly made up of Kurdish irregulars who were tasked to "deal with the Armenians as they wished".
  • The beginning

    The beginning
    In 1895–96, the Himadiye's were increasingly used to deal with the Armenians by way of oppression and massacre. In some instances Armenians successfully fought off the regiments and in 1895 brought the excesses to the attention of the Great Powers, who subsequently condemned the Porte.
  • The Massacres

    2,000 Armenians assembled in Constantinople to petition for the implementation of the reforms, but Ottoman police units converged on the rally and violently broke it up. There are only estimates of how many Armenians we're killed but facts suggest that roughly around 100,000 and 300,000.
  • The Young Turks

    Officers and other officials in the ottoman empire had gotten tired of Abdul Hamid II and so they removd him from power. The officers we're apart of a group called "The Young Turks" and they we're apart of a movement that wanted to reform administration of the perceived decadent state of the Ottoman Empire and modernize it to European standards.
  • Adana Massacre

    Islamic theologists accused the Armenian government and people of trying to re-establish the constitution and so they killed of about 15,000 - 30,000 people.
  • Period: to

    Armenian death toll

    over the time span of about 10+ years of being harrassed, murdered, killed for sport, experimented on, and treated like they weren't even human, the Armenian death toll at the end of the genocide was roughly around 850,000 people
  • Churches and Monastaries

    The Armenian Patriarch in Constantinople presented a list of the Armenian holy sites under his supervision. The list contained 2,549 religious places of which 200 were monasteries while 1,600 were churches.
  • Arrest of Armenian notables

    The Ottoman government rounded up and imprisoned an estimated 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders of the Ottoman capital, Constantinople, and later those in other centers, who were moved to two holding centers near Ankara
  • Deportations

    Mehmet Talaat Pasha requested that the Ottoman empire legalize the deportation of the Armenian people because of the riots and massacres happening all of the empire when specifically he was just pointing out the riots that we're hapening in Van and wanted to get rid of them because it was a threat to the Caucases Campaign
  • Death Marchers

    The armenian people we're exiled and deported out of the Ottoman empire and if we're went outside the cities you would see dead corpses and people calling for help all over the roads because the Armenians we're sent ou on death marches and basically we're just sent out to die
  • Property taken away

    On 13 September 1915, the Ottoman parliament passed the "Temporary Law of Expropriation and Confiscation", stating that all property, including land, livestock, and homes belonging to Armenians, was to be confiscated by the authorities.
  • Concentration Camps

    The armenians that survived the death marches and that we're exiled we're sent to concentration camps such as Lale, Tefridje, Dipsi, Del-El, and Ra's al-'Ayn and we're literally killed and just starved to death, they we're given 150 grams of bread a day and there we're graves containing up to 60,000 people inside of them and people we're literally looking through horse droppings for grain to try and survive
  • More massacres

    The ottoman empire had realized that there we're a lot of armenians and decided to try and get a little creative with how to kill them off so they starting burning them in mass number and drowning them, overdosing them on drugs, killing them with toxic gases and getting a doctor to experiemnt on them but make sure they died
  • Paying them back

    The Turkish government attempted to recover payments for the people it had killed, even though may have been no identifiable heirs to the policy holders. The settlement provided $20 million, of which $11 million was for heirs of the Genocide victims.
  • Orphans

    A lot of children we're left behind because there parents we're either taken or killed. If you go back and look at some picture you'll see some with alost 100 or more children without there parents living among the genocide.
  • Survivors

    A lot of survivors we're found in Salt and they we're living amongst the land hidden from the Ottoman Empire, they we're all sent to Jerusalem.
  • Refugee Children

    The Armenian refugee children we're found near athens taking shelter and hiding in the shadows after the population exchange between Greece and Turkey.
  • Yerevan Memorial

    The 50th anniversary of the genocide, a mass protest was initiated in Yerevan demanding recognition of the Genocide by the Soviet Union. The memorial was completed two years later, at Tsitsernakaberd above the Hrazdan gorge in Yerevan.
  • The Destruction

    In 1974 UNESCO stated that after 1923, out of 913 Armenian historical monuments left in Eastern Turkey, 464 have vanished completely, 252 are in ruins, and 197 are in need of repair.
  • Life Insurance

    After the California State Legislature passed the Armenian Genocide Insurance Act, descendants of Armenian Genocide victims settled a case for about 2,400 life insurance policies from New York Life written on Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.