Hakob Mutafian Genocide Essay

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“Hakob Moutafian tells the story of his grandfather, also named Hakob, who was from the village Kamurj in Urfa. According to him, during the massacres, he and his parents were exiled and made to walk the desert of Deir ez-Zor, where they cut off Armenians’ heads and threw them into the Euphrates.”, According to genocide-museum.am. The Armenian Genocide was atrocious. Millions of Armenians were killed by the Turkish government. These Armenians were killed in an attempt to create a new consistent Turkish state, free of any outlying groups. The Armenian Genocide started in the Ottoman Empire on April 24th,1915.
The Turkish government was responsible for the Armenian Genocide. They wanted to rid the state of all Armenians to have a homogenous environment. The Turkish government planned and carried out the killing of the whole population of Armenians in the
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Leaders of the Armenian race were arrested and later executed. That was the first act of what would come to be a mass killing with death numbers over one million. Many U.S. missionaries in the Ottoman Empire witnessed these killings and reported it to their homeland and other countries. There were many witnesses that were citizens but the Turks went about this with safety and imposed boundaries on photography and recording of evidence. The estimated death toll was around 1.5 million Armenians. Most died from starvation and thirst in the desert. Others were burned alive, had their heads chopped off, were gassed, and poisoned. Rape was also very common.
The Armenian Genocide was a horrible atrocity that took place over 100 years ago. Genocides are still taking place today but we have to remember the ones that have happened. Millions of innocent Armenians died. Today we commemorate this genocide with Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24. This is observed in Armenia and the Nagoro-Karabakh Republic. Remember those who have

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