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The Armenian Genocide
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The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, traditionally among Armenians, as the Medz Yeghern (Great Calamity) was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their historic homeland in the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey, with the total number of people killed estimated between 1 and 1.5 million. It took place during and after World War I and was implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and forced labor, and the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches to the Syrian Desert. The Assyrians, the Greeks and other minority groups were similarly targeted for extermination by the Ottoman government, and their treatment is considered by many historians to be part of the same genocidal policy. It is commemorated on April 24th of every year, the day that marks the starting day of the genocide in 1915. It is the second most-studied case of genocide after the Holocaust, and the word genocide was coined in order to describe these events, and yet is still denied by modern government of Turkey as a genocide.— Excerpted from Armenian Genocide on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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