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The Armenian Genocide The First Genocide The Forgotten Genocide. more than 2 million Armenians part of Ottoman Empire at onset of genocide thriving community – generally well-educated and middle class mostly Christian. - Ottoman Empire was decaying crumbling empire  “Sick Man of Europe”. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • The Armenian GenocideThe First GenocideThe Forgotten Genocide more than 2 million Armenians part of Ottoman Empire at onset of genocide thriving community generally well-educated and middle class mostly Christian- Ottoman Empire was decaying crumbling empire Sick Man of Europe

  • The Armenian Genocide Ottomans lacked technology & modern ideas in early 1900s population mostly uneducated and peasants - 1896, Sultan begins to oppress Armenians for their call for reforms 100,000 killed- Young Turks seize power in 1913 w/ hopes for reforms Guarantee basic rights through constitution Nationalism strong, united Turkish empire one religion Islam


  • The Armenian Genocide Young Turks glorified the virtues of simple Turkish peasantry at the expense of the Armenians in order to capture peasant loyalty

    exploited the religious, cultural, economic and political differences between Turks and Armenians so that the average Turk came to regard Armenians as strangers among them

  • The Armenian Genocide Armed round-ups begin April 24, 1915 mass killing and deportation follow property taken by local Turks Ambassador Henry Morgenthau reported to Washington, When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race..."

  • The Armenian Genocide estimated 1,500,000 killed oppression and murder of Armenians in Turkey continues until 1923 - destruction of the Armenian communities in this part of the world was totalInternational Response - May 1915, Great Britain, France, and Russia advised the Young Turk leaders they would be held personally responsible for crimes against humanity - post-war demands that the Ottoman government prosecute the Young Turks accused of wartime crimes

  • International Response relief efforts were also mounted to save the starving Armenians US sent $75,000 (~ $2,500,000 in todays money) American, British, and German governments sponsored the preparation of reports on the atrocities and numerous accounts were published (NY Times) despite moral outrage of the international community, no strong actions were taken against Ottoman Empire no steps taken to require the postwar Turkish government to make restitution to the Armenian people for their immense material and human losses or prosecute those responsible

  • Armenians being marched out of Harput, Red Cross

  • Armenians from Kesaria in front of jail one hour before all were killed

  • Turkish hangmen and their victims in Aleppo, 1915

  • Photographed by a German Officer in Turkey

  • The Holocaust1933-1945 January 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany Hitler had repeatedly blamed the Jews for Germany's defeat in World War I and subsequent economic hardships put forward racial theories asserting that Germans with fair skin, blond hair and blue eyes were the supreme form of human, or master race Jews were the racial opposite actively engaged in an international conspiracy to keep this master race from assuming its rightful position as rulers of the world.

  • Who Said the Following?

    Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer selfglory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them.

    Moreover, they are nothing but thieves and robbers who daily eat no morsel and wear no thread of clothing which they have not stolen and pilfered from us by means of their accursed usury. Thus they live from day to day, together with wife and child, by theft and robbery, as archthieves and robbers, in the most impenitent security.

  • If I had to refute all the other articles of the Jewish faith, I should be obliged to write against them as much and for as long a time as they have used for inventing their lies that is, longer than two thousand years.

    Did I not tell you earlier that a Jew is such a noble, precious jewel that God and all the angels dance when he farts?

    one should toss out these lazy rogues by the seat of their pants.

    ...but then eject them forever from this country.

    For, as we have heard, Gods anger with them is so intense that gentle mercy will only tend to make them worse and worse, while sharp mercy will reform them but little. Therefore, in any case, away with them.

  • Over and above that we let them get rich on our sweat and blood, while we remain poor and they suck the marrow from our bones.

    However, we must avoid confirming them in their wanton lying, slandering, cursing, and defaming. Nor dare we make ourselves partners in their devilish ranting and raving by shielding and protecting them, by giving them food, drink, and shelter, or by other neighborly deed.

  • Martin Luther, 1543 from The Jews and Their Lies

  • When the question relative to the sacred festival of Easter arose, it was universally thought that it would be convenient that all should keep the feast on one day It was declared to be particularly unworthy for this, the holiest of all festivals, to follow the custom of the Jews, who had soiled their hands with the most fearful of crimes, and whose minds were blinded. In rejecting their custom, we may transmit to our descendants the legitimate mode of celebrating Easter, which we have observed from the time of the Saviors Passion to the present day. We ought not, therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews, for the Savior has shown us another way; our worship follows a more legitimate and more convenient course; and consequently, in unanimously adopting this mode, we desire, dearest brethren, to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews, for it is truly shameful for us to hear them boast that without their direction we could not keep this feast. How can they be in the right, they who, after the death of the Savior, have no longer been led by reason but by wild violence, as their delusion may urge them? We could not imitate those who are openly in error. But even if this were not so, it would still be your duty not to tarnish your soul by communications with such wicked people [the Jews].Constantine I at the Council of Nicaea, 325

  • The HolocaustKey Events & Ideas Jews comprise approximately 1% of Germanys 55 million pre-war population Nuremberg Laws of 1935 strips Jews of German citizenship & forbids intermarriage removed from schools, banned from the professions, excluded from military service

  • The HolocaustKey Events & Ideas

    November 9 10 Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) after Parisian Jew shot & killed a German embassy worker in Paris, Joseph Goebbels begin campaign against all Jews in Germany whips up hysteria against Jews 90 Jews killed nationwide, 500 synagogues burned to ground, and most Jewish shops vandalized begin mass deportation to concentration camps made Jews pay for damage!

  • The HolocaustKey Events & IdeasDo not try to write this entire quote from Adolf Hitler on the eve of WWII

    In the course of my life I have very often been a prophet, and have usually been ridiculed for it. During the time of my struggle for power it was in the first instance only the Jewish race that received my prophecies with laughter when I said that I would one day take over the leadership of the State, and with it that of the whole nation, and that I would then among other things settle the Jewish problem. Their laughter was uproarious, but I think that for some time now they have been laughing on the other side of their face. Today I will once more be a prophet: if the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevizing of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!

  • The HolocaustKey Events & Ideas

    WWII begins on Sept. 1, 1939 with German invasion of Poland Poland overrun quickly and Jewish populations were forced to live in squalid conditions of the ghettos concentration camps for extermination and slave labor quickly built in Poland overseen by Henirich Himmler, leader of special unit known as the SS

  • The HolocaustKey Events & Ideas

    1941 invasion of Soviet Union turning point of war turn on Russian Jews 33,000 Jews in the Ukraine were shot in ravine near Kiev during two days in Sept., 1941 construction of gas chambers at Auschwitz & Birkenau for Final Solution

  • The HolocaustKey Events & Ideas

    June-July, 1942 - New York Times reported over 1,000,000 Jews had already been shot December 1942 - British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden declared the Nazis were now carrying into effect Hitler's oft-repeated intention to exterminate the Jewish people of Europe 1943 Americans Jews hold rally at Madison Square Garden to pressure US government to stop the extermination Bermuda Conference held by US and Britain little results World response condemnation but little change

  • The HolocaustKey Events & Ideas

    Some resistance Warsaw ghetto 750 Jews against 2000 heavily armed SS troops burned ghetto after heavy fighting The Jews stayed in the burning buildings until because of the fear of being burned alive they jumped down from the upper stories. With their bones broken, they still tried to crawl across the street into buildings which had not yet been set on fire. Despite the danger of being burned alive the Jews and bandits often preferred to return into the flames rather than risk being caught by us.

  • The HolocaustKey Events & Ideas

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