The Armenian Genocide caused generations of pain and loss of the rich heritage of the Armenians. Not only did the genocide cause major human losses, but also caused a major psychological and moral blow at the attempt to exterminate the Armenian nation from the root. The Armenian Genocide resulted with around 1.5 million Armenians massacred, with only around half a million surviving the genocide. The loss of family, friends and the Armenian community, the genocide had a staggering blow on the Armenian race. The survivors escaped with merely their lives and the horrid memories of the cruel and inhumane nature of the Young Turks. During the genocide there was no pity or discrimination, they were out to destroy the Armenian race out of pure anger. …show more content…
The various news accounts from the New York Times in Source C tell of just some of the gruesome stories that confronted the Armenians. These articles share with the world the confronting nature of the young Turks and the proof that the Armenian genocide did occur. E- As well as these news coverage’s are the confronting photos (Source D) taken by a German medic stationed in the Ottoman Empire, disobeying orders to stifle the news of the genocide, he collected information of the genocide and secretly delivered it through to the United States and Germany. These photos tell the gruesome truth of the Armenian genocide, they demonstrate the suffering the Armenians went through, the starvation clear by the malnourished bodies and also show the significant number of the dead, as proof of the genocide. The photos also show the innocence of children during the genocide, as they watch on horrible scenes of the dead or other dying children. This furthermore proves of the attempt at genocide, as there is no discriminating or reluctance; men, women and children were all
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Physical torture was common during these genocides, but psychological abuse was in effect as well. The governments took everything from the captives: their lives, happiness, and belongings. The CUP, also known as the Young Turks, took all the money and properties in Turkish Armenian
Genocide is the act of mass murdering groups of people because of someone 's disliking. In other words getting rid of people or stop their existence,mostly because of their religion, ethnic, or race. One of the most atrocious ones was the Armenian Genocide(April 24,1915-1916), in which 1.5 million of the Armenian population, living in the Ottoman Empire were either deported or killed. During this time,the Turkish government had planned the genocide to get rid of the entire Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire(which was one of the largest empires to rule on the border of the Mediterranean Sea) because they feared that the Armenian community would join their enemy troops during WWI in 1915.
A Small Corner of Hell by Anna Politkovskaya provides a very detailed and gruesome account of the atrocities committed by the Russian military on the local Chechen people during the second Chechen war (1999-2009). The author wants to draw the attention of the world to Chechnya in the hope that people will support her cause which is to expose the brutalities undertaken by the mighty Russian army on the defenseless Chechens, thereby stopping a very small but cruel war. While working as a correspondent for Novaya Gazeta, the last major newspaper in Russia that sticks to the idea of promoting democracy and freedom, Politkovskaya was critical of the new Russian state, exposing their corruption scandals and fighting for justice and freedom from the new dictatorial regime of President Putin that had come to replace the communist party of the Soviet era. Politkovskaya was committed to telling the truth, she believed
“It is generally not known in the world that, in the years preceding 1916, there was a concerted effort to eliminate all the Armenian people, probably one of the greatest tragedies that ever befell any group. And there weren’t any Nuremberg trials”(Carter, 1987). Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States, said this quote at the White House reception honoring Armenian Americans in May of 1978. It shows how little is known about the Armenian Genocide and that the survivors never received closure like the Holocaust survivors did with the Nuremberg Trials. During the Armenian Genocide, which lasted from 1915 until 1916, 1.2 million Armenians were brutally murdered.
Over the past few centuries, our world has stood by while thousands of people in different countries were murdered. We did not learn from our mistakes because history has repeated itself multiple times, allowing a leader with too much power to manipulate others into turning against a certain group of people. In the Armenian Genocide, Abdulhamid II was the leader who was given too much power and the Armenians were unfortunately the victims. They were targeted and killed because they were not wanted in the Ottoman Empire. In just 8 years, 1.5 million Armenians died (Whitehorn).
The essay develops in how West European involved with Christian merchants from Ottoman Empire created difference between Muslims and Christians. Many people in Ottoman Empire kept loyalty to the imperialism that threatened the empire because they were at war. This article help further develop the argument how outsiders influenced Ottoman Empire and those influenced leaded onto a genocide. Hindley, Meredith, “German Responsibility in the Armenian Genocide,” review of of the Historical Evidence of German Complicity by Dadrian, Vahakn N, Watertown: Blue Crane Books 1996.
How many people really die in a genocide? The answer, millions. The Holocaust, Rwandan Genocide, and Armenian Genocide are among the many genocides which have killed a countless number of people. The Holocaust, one of the biggest genocides in the world killed around 5,900,000 to 11,000,000. The Rwandan Genocide killed from 500,000 to 1,000,000 people, while the Armenian Genocide killed 800,000 to 180,000.
Primarily, the Holocaust differs from that of the Armenian genocide because their overall acceptance and knowledge by the world. For example, the Holocaust is known and accepted by the vast majority of people throughout the world; in some countries it is even a law to deny the Holocaust took place. On the other hand, even to this day the Turkish government is reluctant to accept the fact that the Armenian genocide occurred. Furthermore, differences can be found in the lifestyle of the Armenians and that of the Jews. During the Holocaust, Jews were often forced to live in ghettos and had many laws which gave them less rights than other non-Jewish people.
On Sunday January the 9th , or the 22nd depending on whether you are going by the Julian or Gregorian calendars, peaceful demonstrators marched on in the snow blanketed streets of St. Petersburg, continuing through the cold and frigid temperatures of January in St. Petersburg to go and voice their concerns to their Czar. These protesters, armed only with only religious symbols, pictures of the Czar, and the petitions in which they had outlined their grievances, had no idea of the horrors that awaited at the Winter Palace. The Grand Duke Vladimir, having failed to halt the protests, met the peaceful protests with gunfire and bloodshed. Bullets ripped through the cold St. Petersburg air, replacing the silence with screams of terror and agony.
Both groups took innocent lives. Mothers, fathers, and children. Some weren't even the age to know right from wrong. Genocides all (usually) target a specific group of people. They still happen today, if you think about it these two mass murders weren't that long ago.
There were an estimated 200,000 people who were killed between 1992-1995 in a genocide commited by the Serbs against the Muslims, and Croats in Bosnia. On top of this, another 2 million Bosnians were displaced from their homes and placed in dangerous environments. Three main groups fought each other within the country, Bosnian Muslims, Serbs, and also the Croats. This was a horrible and important genocide that killed thousands of people between 1992-1995. Like the Nazi’s cleansing Europe of it’s Jews, the Serbs aim was the ethnic cleansing of any Muslims or Croatian presence in Serbian territory.
Armenian and Cambodian Genocide Thousands of people have heard about the Cambodian and Armenian Genocide, but have not known about the harsh methods that Pol Pot and his communist, Khmer Rouge have done to the Cambodian people. People around the world are also ignorant to how the Turks had their way in murdering 1.5 million Armenians. People are sometimes confused by why the Turks and Pol Pot wanted to harm these innocent families. But, many survivors lived to tell their stories about how awful they have been treated and tortured.
But it wasn’t the only one, and that's because people didn’t learn from the first time it happened. They didn’t learn from their mistakes, and it cost them even more lives and more hardships for others. Alos let's not forget about the biggest genocide that still goes on today, Slavery. It started off with African Americans, and soon spread to other races. Slavery has almost ended, but it still goes on everywhere in the entire world.
The Armenian genocide was documented as genocide and is recognized by the UN, despite what those in denial say. The denier’s purpose is to distort any facts of the genocide. Throughout history, deniers have gone through lengths to gather support from academic institutions, governments and to influential people to deliver the “truth” and or censor any more talk of the genocide. Stanford University’s Turkish Student Association released a statement on the Armenian genocide. The association collectively said that “[presenting] the events as a genocide ignores the complex history that led to the suffering of millions of people, Armenians and Muslims alike, and would only be a disservice to humanity in preventing future atrocities like this”.
As a tv reporter who has traveled worldwide, I believe that the photograph “The Napalm Girl” published in the New York Times on June 9th 1972 expresses the reality on what is happening during wars to children. With this letter, I would like to express my deep concerns that this picture should be known globally to spread awareness of the human capacity of atrocity. I understand that this type of picture may shock some people. However, I think that looking at this type of photograph is the only way to inform people of the conditions of some young children. “The Napalm Girl” is a worldwide known emotional photograph taken by Nick Ut on June 8th 1972.