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    Thesis: Within the endless sands crossing between, the decaying Ottoman Empire, millions of Armenians were sent on to their deaths by being forced across these sands by the Turkish government. In Chris Bohjalian, Sandcastle Girls, he creates a fictional novel that showcases these atrocities, while entwining the story into personable characters and an engaging story. The thesis of Sandcastle Girls is to create a fictional love story, which allows the reader to gain an understanding of the events…

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    Katherine Miller Professor Muedini IS 470 21 April 2016 The Armenian Genocide: Ignored but Not Forgotten Gandhi once said, “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate;but, it is fear.” Maybe fear is the motivator of hatred, and fear of the other drives discrimination, mistreatment, and violence. This fear can lead to tension between different groups of people such as different ethnic groups, especially in the cases of majorities and minorities. In the case of the Armenian Genocide, fear of…

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    Ronald Suny’s book “A History of the Armenian Genocide” attempts to explain the Young Turks reformist ideas to use massacres as a solution to the what they deemed as an Armenian threat. Suny explores the idea that the leaders of the genocide ( the Committee of Union and Progress and later the Young Turks) turned fear, resentment, and the issues of war into mass killings as a way to find a solution to the Armenian problem. I fully agree with Suny’s examination of this genocide because I believe…

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    The term “genocide” was created by Raphael Lemkin, who had been strongly influenced by his study of the Armenian case and the persecution of Jews under Nazi law (Bright, 2015). A country like Turkey still actively denies the Armenian genocide and has passed a law to punish an individual up to 10 years in prison, to discuss the Armenian genocide (Armenian Genocide, 2010). However, there is evidence against the Turkish government that prove the Ottoman Empire intended to exterminate the Armenian…

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    During the genocide, the Armenian people were discriminated against nonstop. These discrimination factors did not appear once the genocide had started, for hundreds of years the Armenians had been discriminated against while living in the Ottoman Empire. The Armenians had occupied the region in present day Turkey long before the Ottoman Empire came to be. Then, in the sixteenth century, the Armenians were taken over and integrated into the powerful and far-flung Ottoman Empire. Yet as a…

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    Written Memoir Not Even My Name by Thea Halo tells the story of a girl whose life was torn apart by war and conflict. The story illustrates the struggles and experiences of Sano Halo (her real name is Themia), who was robbed of a childhood as a result of the genocide of Greeks, Assyrians, and Armenians living in Turkey. This genocide, which was not well known and even denied, occurred during or after World War I. The story is littered with parallels to the Holocaust, most notably—the…

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    Armenian Genocide

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    As citizen’s of a modern society, it is our responsibility to acknowledge the disturbing actions of our past, avoiding ignorance in order to preserve peace and prevent future loss of life, therefore, it is crucial that the Armenian Genocide should be recognized by everyone as premeditated genocide. In the shadow of World War I, one of the world’s first systematic genocides transpired within the Ottoman Empire. From 1908 to 1922 the Turkish government arrested, executed, and deported over 1.5…

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    The Ottoman Empire had an Armenian genocide that happened happened in 1950. The empire came into power in 1299 and was founded in the end of the 13th century by Oghuz, a Tturkish tribal leader. It was located in the historically known area of western europe also know as the Turkish Empire, aka Turkey, that was ruled under islamic law that made its so non -muslims were second class . The Oottomans crossed into eEurope in 1354 and then came in and ended the Byzantine Empire with the 1453…

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    Forgotten Fire Analysis

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    The Armenian Genocide is the forgotten genocide. Known to be the fourth largest genocide ever, an estimated 1,500,000 Armenians were killed, and yet the average person has never heard of it. Forgotten Fire is a fictional book by Adam Bagdasarian about the Armenian Genocide. In this book Vahan, the main character, is an Armenian. Vahan is a privileged boy and the son of a well known, well respected man. Vahan is used to comfort, wealth, and security, until the start of the genocide. When…

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    The holocaust is considered a travesty by all who have heard the tales of many who survived the event, sadly 12 million weren’t as lucky. Genocide is the systematic elimination of a group of people based of some quality that they share. The holocaust is a more well known example of this act which causes more damage than you’d imagine. Genocide has lethal effects on a culture,primarily the victims and perpetrators.There have been documented accounts of the steps that lead to a genocide.This is…

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