Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Day! For Armenians also Genocide Remembrance Day...

The Proud Armenians
By Robert Paul Jordan
Photographs by Harry N. Naltchayan

National Geographic,  June 1978
In April 1915, the Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenian population. The persecutions continued with varying intensity until 1923 when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. The Armenian population of the Ottoman state was reported at about two million in 1915. An estimated one million had perished by 1918, while hundreds of thousands had become homeless and stateless refugees. By 1923 virtually the entire Armenian population of Anatolian Turkey had disappeared. —Rouben Paul Adalian ➔ Encyclopedia Entries on the Armenian Genocide

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