Armenia 1915 — the Forgotten Genocide

At the same time as our Anzacs were fighting the Turks at Gallipoli, the Ottoman Empire was systemically decimating its civilian Armenian population.

24 April 2015 marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide, in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.

It is sometimes called the ‘forgotten genocide’, yet it was of great significance to 20th century history, becoming the blueprint — and a rationale — for Holocaust of the Second World War. On the eve of the Polish invasion, Hitler remarked, ‘Who today remembers the annihilation of the Armenians?’

Ashley Kalagian Blunt explores the genocide’s history, including its connection to Anzac Day and the Gallipoli campaign. 

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