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Armenian Genocide

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Jazmin Ledesma

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Armenian Genocide
Leaders Of Genocide
World Response
1908 Abdul Hamid II removed from power by the Young Turks.
On April 24, 1915, the new leader of Turkey, Talaat Pasha, had the intellectuals taken from their homes and killed.
Summary of Genocide
Today, many Armenian's talk about the Genocide and what happened during that time. There are writers that share their grandparents experiences/stories. For example, Nancy Agabian shared her grandmother's story when she was a young girl.
In 1915, New York Times created a pamphlet that would inform people what was happening in Armenia.
Nancy's grandmother, Zanik, didn't have a normal childhood like any other child. She had to grow up fast due to the fact that she went through many things as a child that made her become more independent.

The Knock at the Door
"I hid my trembling hands deep in my pockets. Beads of sweat broke out on my forehead and inched down my nose. I was afraid to tell him I was Armenian."
"Three Pashas"
Theme of Book:
"You know I was once twisted like this tree. I bent every which way to make them all happy." She said "I always gave in and fit it with my surroundings."
Summary: The book is about an adult daughter, helping her mom tell the story on how she survived the Armenian Genocide. Throughout the book the stories go back and forth between Margaret the daughter and Ester the Mother, so both of them are telling the story.
"...But even my family will not be spared. I will not be able to help you. I can only warn you to get out. Leaving quickly is the only answer to this madness..." She stood up and said, "please, no more talk of this; you are frightening Ester."
Stage of Genocide: Denial
"She described the death camps, the starvation and the torture she had witnessed.... Then she turned her head away, stared blankly ahead and continued her chanting, there is no one left, they are all dead."
"I saw her pregnant stomach sliced open and was her unborn baby stuck on a sword that was shoved in the dirt near the head."
"Once a week, Turks came and took their picks of girls. They chose as many as they wanted for cooking, field workers, housekeepers, or wives. Like slaves, no one asked any questions. No one had a choice."
Stage of Genocide:
Stage of Genocide: Extermination


Killing members of the group;

Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Ismail Enver
"Are you afraid of dying?" I asked no I'm not afraid. I've been so close so many times one of these days I'm gonna go. I'm not afraid its sad for those who are left behind because they are separated from their loved ones."
"I don't know why. I surely wanted to die. I guess deep down we all want to live, no matter how bad life is. Life is what we make out of what god give us."

Mehmed Talaat
Ahmed Djemal
is a psychological process whereby opponents view each other as less than human and thus not deserving of moral consideration.
Extremists drive the groups apart. Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda. Laws forbid intermarriage or social interaction.
Hostility and ill treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.
Born 1874 in Kircaali town of Edirne Vilayet
Arrested for subversive activity in 1893
1908 he joined the Committee of Union in Progress (CUP)
1909 he became the Minister of the Interior Affairs
In 1912, he became Secretary General of the Committee of Union in Progress (CUP)
In 1917, Talaat was made Grand Vizer
Murdered in Berlin on March 15, 1921
Born November 22, 1881
He first became the Chief of the Ottoman, but then he started to lead the Young Turks in 1913
He was known as the "real strongman of the Ottoman Empire"
Murdered August 4, 1922
Born May 6, 1872
He ordered that all weapons from Armenian soldiers would be taken away, so women and children were unprotected.
Murdered July 21, 1922
Stage of Genocide: Persecution
Killing a whole group of people for their race, preference sexual or political idea.
Effectiveness of Storytelling
Effectiveness of Storytelling
Nancy Agabian Interview
Reflection on the Genocide

"The Genocide Memorial is a large, freestanding sculptural work at the foot of which, the remains of the genocide victims are buried."
The part that caught my attention was the part that the Turkish were "taking over" Armenia.
To get rid of a whole group of people or animals completely.
The part that caught my attention the most about the Armenian Genocide was how the men were taken away and killed, so women and children wouldn't be able to rely on them.
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"Ahmed Djema." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 05 July 2014. Web. 08 May 2014.

"Ismail Enver." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 05 July 2014. Web. 08 May 2014.

The Knock at the Door: A Mother's story of Surviving the Armeniana Genocide. Margaret Ajemian

Me as Her Again: True Stories Of an Armenian Daughter. Nancy Agabian

Nancy Agabian Interview. April, 11, 2014.
The part that caught my attention in the Armenian Genocide was how in this Genocide the dehumanization was so cruel, and the power that this took, killing pregnant women and unborn babies.

1894-1896: About 300,000 people were killed in the Hamidian Massacre and about 50,000 children were left orphanage.

1914 WWI started. Many Armenians joined the Russian Army, Russian defeated Turks 1914.

After they came from war the Armenian soldiers were sent to "work camps" and they had all their weapons removed. This is also when they became

1915: The Ottoman Gov. arrested 250 Armenian leaders and murdered them. This is when the genocide began.
The genocide took place in Armenia in 1915.
Approximately 1.5 million people were killed.

One reason that this genocide happened was because Armenians were Christians and Turks were Muslims.

Armenians were 2nd class citizens to Turks. (less rights, higher taxes, less power and less opportunities)

Also because Armenians joined the Russian Army and helped defeat the Turks in 1914.
Impact on Society
The Armenian country didn't get justice because the 3 Pasha's never had justice because they got murdered by Armenian men. This means that they never went to trial.
This book impacted society because people that were part of this genocide broke the silence and started to tell their story like Nancy's grandmother and Ester, Margaret's mother. In their stories they talk about all the things they went through and how close they were to death.
Ms. Soo
Ms. McDonald
Ms. Perkins
Ms. Hibbs and
Our Advisors

Preventing Genocide

Work Cited:
4 of the 10 Stages of Genocide
The Triumverate
These three men joined forces in 1913 to become leaders of the Ottoman Empire. They led the Ottoman during WWI 1914-1918. Because they lost the war they had to leave Turkey without consequences.
What led up to the Genocide?
: Muslim Church

: God

Kurd der vourar
: It is a Kurd that strikes
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