Friday, April 24th, marked the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Not as well-known as the genocide that spurred World War II, more than 1 million Armenians were slaughtered or deported by the Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915. Some historians consider this to the primer used by Nazi Germany for the Holocaust.
Globally, from Los Angeles to Yerevan, crowds gathered to pay tribute to those lost and bring awareness to this catastrophe that continues to affect Armenians worldwide. American rock band System of a Down performed in Yerevan's Republic Square to honor their Armenian heritage.
Want to learn more? Explore more with these resources!
- 20 Voices - A multimedia site that highlights the experience of 20 genocide survivors.
- The Armenian Genocide - A brief reference book that overviews the topic.
- Armenian Genocide Centennial - The official website dedicated to commemorating the 100 year anniversay of the Armenian Genocide.
- Chicago Genocide Centennial - Website for the city’s local committee that brings awareness to the Armenian Genocide.
- The Knock At The Door: A Journey Through The Darkness Of The Armenian Genocide - A firsthand account from the perspective of the author’s mother.