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Above: Armenian civilians, escorted by Ottoman soldiers, marched through Harput (Kharpert) to a prison in nearby Mezireh (present-day Elâzığ), April 1915

They separated the people who love each other. They kill entire population. They call themselves human. They of course are not human. They live among us, but they are not human.

The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, was the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination (killing) of 700,000 to 1.5 million Armenians, mostly citizens of the Ottoman Empire. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day that Ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and deported from Constantinople (now Istanbul) to the region of Angora (Ankara), 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders, the majority of whom were eventually murdered.