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.
For the month of May 1920 The New Near East Magazine took a trip to Harpoot, Samsoun, and Syria to visit several of the orphanages there, and reported on the Turkish Treaty, in which Turkey recognized Armenia as an independent and free state for the first time in history.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.