April 24th marks the 101st anniversary of the Genocide against the Armenians, Assyrians, and Anatolian Greeks. How will you remember?
On April 24, 1915, Ottoman soldiers arrested approximately 250 Armenian cultural leaders in the diverse city of Constantinople. Within a few weeks the military had deported more than 2,300 Armenian men from northwestern Turkey. The events of April 24 are widely regarded as the beginning of the Genocide that the Ottoman Empire perpetrated against its Armenian, Assyrian, and Anatolian Greek inhabitants. The organized massacres continued for several years.
Armenian, Greek, and Assyrian communities around the world feel the after-effects of the Genocide to this day.
On April 24, 2016, we here at the Near East Relief Historical Society honor the memories of those that were lost, and the strength of those that survived. We honor the Near East Relief workers who helped the survivors to build new lives and new communities.
It is not enough to simply remember a story. We must remember, share, and learn. If you are reading this, you are probably already very familiar with the Genocide and its aftermath. In honor of the 101st anniversary of the Genocide, we ask that you share this important chapter of history with at least one person who might not know about it yet.
Help us share this important message with the world.