Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Armenian Genocide


This year marks the centenary of the start of the Armenian Genocide. One hundred years ago the Ottoman government attempted to remove the Armenian population from their historic homeland (within what is now the Republic of Turkey) by mass deportation. During this deportation over a million Armenians lost their lives.

American-Armenian rock band System of a Down have created a Google Map and social campaign to raise international awareness of the Armenian Genocide. The Google Map includes a number of markers, which in the main highlight countries around the world that have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide.
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