The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide of the 20th century and the model for genocides that followed. 1.5 million Armenians were subjected to the most inhuman and brutal methods of deportation, torture and murder.  The Genocide led by Talaat Pasha (the Turkish Hitler), went on for 8 years, until 1923.

The Armenian Genocide was Hitler’s inspiration for the Holocaust, according to this quote from

Who after all is today speaking of the destruction of the Armenians?,” Hitler justified their annihilation (and the world’s consignment of this genocide to oblivion) as an accepted new world order…

April, 24th, 2015 was the commemorative Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, which began with World War I.  April 24, 1914 was the day that more than 200 Armenian leaders were arrested by the Turkish government.  Most were executed.  The Armenian people looked up to these intellectuals and were lost without their guidance.

Turkey, to this day, refuses to admit that the slaughter of the Armenians was genocide.

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January:  The Armenian Education Initiative – Workshop

The Armenian Genocide and International Justice

Northern Valley Regional High School

150 Knickerbocker Rd  Demarest, NJ 07627
1/30/17 Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

What is the responsibility of the international community when mass murder and genocide occurs? This annual workshop will examine the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.

  • This workshop offers interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills. Participants will receive a copy of Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians.
  • Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, English Language Arts, and humanities teachers.

This event is a partnership between Facing History and Ourselves; the Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation, Bergen Community College; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University.