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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another Year… and who remembers the Armenians?

In three short years it will be a century since the Armenian Genocide took place under the cover of the First World War.

Sadly, the United States of America still has not recognized the atrocities committed by Ottoman Turkish Empire as a true genocide. The murder of 1.5 million Armenians is still not significant enough for a nation like the US to recognize. However, many countries around the world have stood up to the current Turkish government and their boycott threats to recognize the Armenian Genocide for what it was, an ethnic cleansing.

Every April 24th, Armenians all around the world commiserate the start of what would be the first genocide of the century.

The world needs to recognize genocides along with all other atrocities. If we do not recognize and punish crime, history will repeat itself.


Within the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st there have been more genocides then the world should have ever seen. Unfortunately, most go completely unrecognized, reaffirming Hitler’s words.

20th Century

21st Century

1 comment:

  1. What a powerful post! I actually do remember the Armenians, but that is because my step-dad is half Armenian. It has been a prominant story for me growing up, but most would never even know who you are talking about. And so many that perish while we are unaware -- or choose to be unaware. Thank you for bringing our attention to this.


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