Armenian genocide and how others reacted

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    The Armenian Genocide And Stories of Hope

  • Events in the city of Van

    Events in the city of Van
    When the goverment demanded 4,000 soldiers supposedly for conscription, or basically a draft, the townspeople refused. they knew the goverment actually planned to murder them. To buy time they offered 500 people and exemption money. They refused and the poeple chose to defend their town and the surrounding areas.
  • Armenian Genocide

    Armenian Genocide
    The Armenian Genocide led to the death of over a million inoccent people. However there were those that defended the Armenian people and even risked their lives for them. There were also those that witnessned and told others what they saw. They hoped to help them or at least stop it from happening again. Currently more than twenty of the world's countries recognize the Armenian Genocide, including 43 U.S. states.
  • Armenians of Urfa

    Armenians of Urfa
    This small village chose to fight and defend itself against the forced deportations, instead of giving up. They were not as succesful, though. toward the end of may of 1915, several hundred Armenians were held captive by Ottoman authorities in Urfa. This was the final straw for them. Most were against it at first. However Mgrdich Yotneghparian later convinced them to defend themselves and their homes. After about sixteen days they were stopped with the help of German forces.
  • Armenian Refugees on Mount Moses

    Armenian Refugees on Mount Moses
    Not everyone accepted the deportations. On Musa Dagh (Mount Moses), some 4,000 Armenians from about six villiges tried to resist the forced deportations. With a few hundred weapons they managed to defend and keep their homes for nearly two months. Then mostly French ships came and rescued them. Most immigrated to Lebanon, where the town of Anjar still honors and remembers these events.
  • Shabin-Karahisar uprising

    Shabin-Karahisar uprising
    The people of Shabin-Karahisar saw how hundreds of young men, religious leaders, and merchents were being systematically imprisoned and killed. They too chose to defend themselves and their families rather than obay goverment orders for deportations. Many began living in a nearby castle and fortified their city. After nearly a month they were, unfortunatly, stopped by Ottoman and German forces. many died or were deported to the dessert.
  • Henry Morgenthau

    Henry Morgenthau
    This ambassoder, helped to raise enourmous support for the armenian people. under his urging the American Committee for relief was created. With it they hoped to bring some protection, or at least help to victims and refuges. millions of dollars were raised to help refuges and other vitims. In the first year alone the committe cared for more than 130 thousand orphans.Nearly 2 million vitims were helped by this group in all.
  • Resistance on Mount Moses

    Resistance on Mount Moses
    resisting deportations some did resist deportations, although not all succeded.
  • The American Committee for Relief in the Near East

    The American Committee for Relief in the Near East
    THE STORY OF THE NEAR EAST RELIEF This foundation hoped to help Armenians and others suffering in the area.
  • James L. Barton and Cleveland H. Dodge

    James L. Barton and Cleveland H. Dodge
    Barton helped in two key was. He and Cleveland H. Dodge helped establish the Near East Relif foundation. With it they aided many Armenian refugees. Baron also wrote the Story of Near East Relief (1915-1930): An Interpretation. With it he helped inspire others. with it he also hoped to help prevent further genocide by showing how many suffered and all that later needed help.
  • Leslie A. Davis

    Leslie A. Davis
    He was an amerian diplomat and wartime consul in the Ottoman Empire between 1914 and 1917 and witnessed the Armenian Genocide. Leslie Davis helped some Armenians by allowing 80 of them to live in his consulate and organized an underground railway to bring the Armenians on the other side of the Euphrates and into Russia. He did this despite warnings from the Turkish government.
  • Help for Armenians from Russia

    Help for Armenians from Russia
    For more than a year the townspeople of van more or less succeded in defending their town, with Russian help. several times they did have to retreat. Yet they kept hope and refused to give up their town. Although in the end Russia helped them retreat north and to places like persia they inspired people and saved the live of many refugees and others there.
  • Resistance

    Resistance
    Many other villiges, towns, and other groups reacted and resisted the forced deportations and killings. Sadly most only managed to slow down their attacker.
  • Sara Corning

    Sara Corning
    She helped rescue thousands of children, mainly orphans who were endangered during a fire. The intentional fire could have been much worse had it not been for her efforts. the nearly 5,000 children she recued were taken to greece and an orphanage established for them.
  • Aram Chekenian

    Aram Chekenian
    He often used his pen name, Aram Haigaz, when writing. He was one of the most popular Armenian writers of his time. Haigaz wrote several books about the Armenian genocide and resistace. Some of his books include The Fall of the Aerie - 1935, and Shabin Karahisar and Its Heroic Struggle - 1957. With them he hopped to help prevent it from reocurring, and to inspire others to have pride in themselves no matter the struggles they face.
  • Vartkes Yeghiayan

    Vartkes Yeghiayan
    Vartkes Yeghiayan wrote many books about the genocide. His father's family lived through it, and only his father survied after being rescued by nomads. he help with the writting of the first draft of the armenian contitution and wrote many books in memory of the events of 1915. he helped change the future of Armenia.
  • Yerevan demonstrations

    Yerevan demonstrations
    The 1965 Yerevan demonstrations were a 24 hour protest in Yerevan, Armenian on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. This was still during the soviet union. It is said that this event was one of the first steps in the struggle for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. From 30,000 to 400,000 protesters held a demonstration in front of the Opera House in Yerevan. the demanded recognition and a memorial.
  • Tsitsernakaberd

    Tsitsernakaberd
    This memorial was created to remember those who perished, and suffered during the genocide. It was built inYerevan, Armenia.Its creation was inspired by the Yerevan demonstrations of 1965. On April 24, hundreds of thousands of Armenians gather here every year. 12 slabs are positioned in a circle, representing the 12 lost provinces in present day Turkey. In the center of the circle there is an eternal flame dedicated to the 1.5 million Armenians killed. A museum sits nearby. It opened in 1995.
  • Permanent Peoples' Tribunal

    Permanent Peoples' Tribunal
    The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal is international opinion tribunal that was founded in Bologna,Italy at the initiative of Senator Lelio Basso.In 1984 the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal made a verdict that the Armenian genocide is "an 'international crime' for which the Turkish state must assume responsibility", and that the United Nations and each of its members "have the right to demand this recognition and to assist the Armenian people to that end".
  • Raphael Lemkin

    Raphael Lemkin
    Raphael Lemkin wrote and studied the armenian genocide and other acts of mass murder throught much of his life. many of his documents and papers on the Armenian genocide were published by Vartkes Yeghiayan. one book was RAPHAEL LEMKIN’S DOSSIER ON THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE.