In 1915, the Ottoman government targeted Ottoman Armenians with deportations and massacres. More than one million men, women, and children died in the Armenian Genocide.
How did America respond?
Near East Relief relied on gripping media to inspire action. Our Archive features these photos and prints, as well as documents and other materials that tell the story of the Armenian Genocide and Near East Relief.
Men and women from all walks of life volunteered to work with Near East Relief. Doctors, nurses, engineers, and educators served overseas. Domestic volunteers mounted grassroots fundraising campaigns. Together they helped Near East Relief to save a nation.
The Near East Relief Digital Museum preserves the memory of America's historic response to the Armenian Genocide. We honor the brave men and women of Near East Relief for their heroic aid of the survivors.
Although the Genocide was marked by years of murder, abuse, forced deportations, and imprisonment at the turn of the 20th century, scholars mark the 24th of April as the day we pause and reflect on the atrocities committed and remember and honor the lives lost and saved during those years.Read More
Teach About Near East Relief
Are you an educator looking to incorporate America's response to the Armenian Genocide into your classroom? NEF has collaborated with the Genocide Education Project, experienced educators, and advocates to produce a downloadable curriculum guide for teachers of middle and high school students.