The extermination of the Armenian people was the first great genocide of the
twentieth century. In this context, some Righteous put their own needs before those
suffering the abuses of power and saved the lives of many men, women, and children,
testifying against the massacres that the Ottoman government perpetrated during
These exemplary figures hid those persecuted, denounced the atrocities they witnessed to the world, created spaces to welcome and rescue the genocide refugees, and opposed the authorities who ordered the Armenian extermination.