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The Eight Gruesome Stages of the Armenian Genocide

How the Armenian Genocide fits into the Eight stages of genocide.

Hunter Craig

on 29 March 2011

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Transcript of The Eight Gruesome Stages of the Armenian Genocide

The Eight Gruesome Stages of the Armenian Genocide 1: Classification 2: Symbolization 3: Dehumanization 4: Organization 5: Polarization 6: Preparation 7: Extermination 8: Denial In the Feb 28, 2010 "Battle Over History" episode of CBS 60 Minutes, Turkish Embassador to Washington, Nabi Şensoy, had this to say: Bibliography http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/armenian/facts/genocide.html The Central Committee of the Young Turk Party (Committee for Union and Progress) was headed by Mehmed Talât (Pasha), Ismail Enver (Pasha), and Ahmed Djemal (Pasha).

An agency was created to take and redistribute Armenian properties and goods.
"Butcher battalions" of convicts released from prison were organized into killer units.
Organized the deportation of "enemies" (Armenians) http://www.armenian-genocide.org/Education.56/current_category.117/resourceguide_detail.html Some Armenians were piled into caves.
Fires lit at cave entrances; suffocated.

Entire Villages were burned.

Children were thrown into water and drowned

Many children were killed under false pretenses by morphine overdose or Typhoid shots

Some children were taken from school and gassed.

The rest, mostly women and children, forced to march.
Some sent to the mountains of Caucasus.
Given scraps of food, and left where they dropped.
Groups of 50 to 100 men were taken into a secluded spot and killed, but not before being forced to dig their own graves. Armenian leaders executed

Seen as animals; Turks didn't mind when things like this happened. A Turkish man seems to be mocking the tortured and mutilated bodies of Christians http://www.bibleprobe.com/christianmartyrs-armenia.htm Versus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide Turks and Kurds
(Muslims) Armenians
(Christians) Enver Pasha and Djemal Pasha of the Young Turks Triumvirate Armenians after a massacre in 1909 Armenians were Christian
Therefore second-class citizens; called gavours, meaning "infidel"or "unbeliever".
Any non-Muslim was singled out as a lesser person. Non-Muslims could not:
Testify against Muslims
Carry weapons
Ride Horses
Have houses overlooking Muslim houses
Practice many religious rituals

Sometimes death Property and goods confiscated
Looting and burning of neighborhoods and businesses
Armenian soldiers disarmed and kicked out of military
Some Armenian men forced into labor for a while (before extermination begins)
Propaganda surfaces
Armenians are siding with the enemy (Russia)
They will overthrow Istanbul
They will kill the Committee of Union and Progress leaders
Able-bodied men were shot or burned

Women and children died during deportation or worse... Laws and consequences become stricter
Intermarrying forbidden
Entire second-class citizen idea becomes more engrained in the Ottoman Empire. Between 600,000 and 1,500,000 Armenians were killed The Turkish government still refuses to acknowledge the genocide.
Says it was merely "relocation" of a potentially dangerous people Genocide denial websites:
... Just to name a few.

http://www.genocidewatch.org/aboutgenocide/8stagesofgenocide.html http://armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Turkish_Denial_of_Armenian_Genocide http://www.armenian-genocide.org/ http://www.unitedhumanrights.org/genocide/armenian_genocide.htm Genocide: The Systematic Killing of a People by Linda Jacobs Altman The Crime of Genocide: Terror Against Humanity by Ray Spangenburg and Kit Moser
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