Armenian Genocide Compared To The Holocaust

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Armenian Genocide

"Who, after all, speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?" Hitler once said this when addressing the Nazi army about the upcoming genocide of millions of Jews. A genocide is the systematic killing of a group of people based on religion, race, or culture. Genocides are crucial to our past, as well as crucial to our future. However, not many people are aware of the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Genocide was the mass killing of 1.5 million Christian Armenians. People today are not as aware of the Armenian Genocide compared to the Holocaust because of the Turkish Government's denial and survivor banishment.

The Armenian Genocide was the systematic
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1.5 million Armenians were killed from 1915 to 1918. Before the genocide, there were nearly 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire; after the genocide there were only around 500,000 Armenians left. There were three stages of the Turkish Government's plan to obliterate the Armenian people. The first stage occurred April 24, 1915, and the plan was to arrest and eventually murder Armenian intellectuals. Nearly three hundred intellectuals were murdered in Constantinople the night phase one began. Eventually the goal number of arrests amounted to around 2,400. The second stage was the conscription of sixty thousand Armenian men into the general Turkish Army. Once they served in the army for some time, the Turks would disarm the Armenians and kill them. The final stage of the obliteration was massacres, deportations, and death marches of women, children, and the elderly. The marches deported the Armenians to the Syrian Desert where they'd die from starvation and/or thirst. Hundreds of thousands were killed by Turkish soldiers or Kurdish mobs during the march to Syria. Another atrocity performed was the large amount of women and children both raped and abused. Also, some Armenians who refused to convert to Muslim would be crucified. Altogether, these barbaric acts lead to so many deaths that caused many people to not be aware of the …show more content…
In May of 1915, the Allied Powers accused the Young Turk regime of crimes against humanity. In 1919, the Ottoman government persecuted leaders of the Young Turks of crimes of massacre. After 1920, Turkey obligated itself to the apprehension of those responsible for the massacres. The international community never questioned the accuracy of the reports of extermination, although they should have. In 1923 the international community abandoned the Armenians, but after the Holocaust they revisited the crimes committed against the Armenians. In 1987 the United States, Canada, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, and Russia affirmed the historical record of the Armenian Genocide. Even in the present years on April 24, people mourn the loss of the Armenians and their

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