Thousands of Refugees
A Heroic Relief Effort

The Near East Relief Digital Museum preserves the memory
of America's historic response to the Armenian Genocide.

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?

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From Posters to Portraits

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.

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Heroes of the Relief Effort

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.

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The 100th Anniversary of Tragic Acts & Astonishing Aid

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.

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  • Dispatches

    An Unimaginable Tragedy on the Coast

    A closer look at the Great Fire of Smyrna
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  • Education Resources

    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.

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