The Armenian Genocide (1915-1923) was the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of its peaceful Christian Armenian subjects from their historic homeland within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. As a result of the state-ordered and implemented campaign of genocide, the Ottoman Empire killed 1,500,000 Armenian men, women, and children, exiled the Armenian nation from its historic homeland, and destroyed and deported hundreds of thousands of its other Christian citizens. The slaughter began on April 24, 1915, when Ottoman authorities, specifically the “Young Turk” government, rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople, followed by mass deportations and death marches in the interior of the country, in what came to be known as the Armenian Genocide.

Fact Sheets on the Armenian Genocide

America We Thank You

AWTY_WEB_LOGO_B2AmericaWe Thank You: An Armenian Tribute to Near East Relief,” is a movement to recognize the outpouring of generosity by the American peoplefrom the onset of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923) and for 15 consecutive years, and to highlight the efforts of Near East Relief in rescuing and providing assistance to hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who were victims of the Genocide.

State by State Fact Sheets feature how the United States and the American people saved the Armenian nation from annihilation during the Armenian Genocide of 1915.