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Armenian Genocide

Teaching with Testimony: a new virtual tool for teachers and students

Designed by USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education, Teaching with Testimony is a new educational program that draws upon a vast library of audiovisual testimonies and provides activities to engage students with the Armenian genocide. The program includes a virtual field trip on the often-overlooked tragedy of the Armenian genocide.

Armenia Lost the Peace, not the War

I would like to write to the Armenians, as a friend, some uncomfortable words. Words that are not easy to write or hear – all the more so after a defeat, that of November, that has produced thousands of deaths, tens of thousands of refugees and displaced persons, and a humanitarian and political catastrophe that has no end in sight. It was not the first war in Karabakh, as we know, and it risks not being the last (according to many, this is almost a certainty). I would like to write as a friend, because friends, in the most difficult moments, do not only help and console us, but also make us think - without sparing us criticism.

Declaration and Appeal on the Value of the Righteous of Humanity, Celebrated by Gariwo

On the occasion of this anniversary, on April 24, 2021, I cannot look away from the suffering of my people. Above all, today, I feel I draw new energy from the Day of the Righteous, which is celebrated yearly at the Garden of Monte Stella and in many other places in Italy and around the world. Other figures of the Righteous for Armenians and other peoples will be honored, thus giving us new reasons for hope. Read the Appeal by Pietro Kuciukian, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Italy

The Righteous are the Key to the Prevention of Genocide

The prevention of genocide is one of the most important challenges for our generation. The path indicated by the Righteous and by Raphael Lemkin represents a fundamental starting point to get out of this prehistory of barbarism in which some men, from the dawn of time until today, aim not only to kill, but also to erase entire peoples and cultures. This is a universal challenge, which must involve us all regardless of national or political affiliation, because a genocide – this must become a moral imperative – does not concern only the people who suffer it, but the whole of humanity.

Recognition of the Armenian genocide

"And it is precisely the Turkish civil society that can be expected to push for change: let people think, know, “acknowledge” in the future, to prevent and give new generations the opportunity to deal with History openly and critically". By Pietro Kuciukian 

Italy recognizes the Armenian genocide

On 10 April 2019, the Chamber of Deputies approved with 382 votes in favour, no votes against and 43 abstentions, the unitary motion for the recognition of the Armenian genocide, the extermination of one and a half million people perpetrated by the Young Turks, between 1915 and 1917, in the territories of the Ottoman Empire against the Christian minority.

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the genocide of the Armenians

In the framework of first world war (1914-1918), in the area of the Ottoman Empire, in Turkey, we witness the unfolding of the genocide of the Armenian people (1915 – 1923), the first of the Twentieth century. Through it the government of the "Young Turks", which seized power in 1908, carried out the elimination of the Armenian ethnic group, which has inhabited the Anatolic area since the Seventh century b.C..
In the memory of the Armenian people, and also according to the historian's estimates, two thirds of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, nearly 1,500,000 people, perished. Many were the children forced to convert to Islam and the women sent to the harems. The deportation and extermination of 1915 were preceded by the pogroms of 1894-96 planned by Sultan Abdul Hamid II and by those of 1909 carried out by the government of the "Young Turks".

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The Righteous for the Armenians

Pietro Kuciukian talks about it at the memorial of the Armenian genocide

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Ayse Nur (Sarisözen) Zarakoglu

she was repeatedly jailed in Turkey for bearing witness to the truth about the Armenian genocide