Photo of the Day: Armenian Genocide Remembered

Walking through the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel, one sees all kinds of posters and signs.

Some I photograph and some I ignore.

Some photos you forget, but some stay in your memory.

Wikipedia sums up the Armenian Genocide, 

24 April 1915 was the day Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in ConstantinopleThereafter, the Ottoman military began expelling the Armenians from their homes throughout Turkey, forcing them onto roads that led to the Syrian desert hundreds of miles away. They were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre as they were marched along by military escorts.

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 the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their historic homeland in the territory constituting the present-dayRepublic of Turkey. 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.[10][11] The total number of people killed as a result has been estimated at between 1 and 1.5 million. Other indigenous and Christian ethnic groups such as the Assyrians, the Greeks and other minority groups were similarly targeted for extermination by the Ottoman government…”


As soon as I posted this photo on Facebook a friend wrote that she knows a woman, who “is Armenian , a Jew and in the Armenian Assembly. She lost all 4 grandparents in the Armenian genocide.”

Perhaps we should all take a minute to remember.



About Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last seven years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets

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  • Travis

    Obama’s BFF in the world – Recep Tayyip Erdogan the monstrous President of Turkey. An anti-Semite and Holocaust (Armenian) denier.l

    • Shy Guy .

      Listen carefully:

      • Sharon A

        Thank you for sharing this clip, Bernard Lewis’s comment is most interesting and his precision in language always impressive. Please note, that I did not use the word Holocaust as to compare what happened in Armenia to what happened to the Jews.

        • Shy Guy .

          See my response to johnsmith500 above.

        • unpluggged

          A genocide is a genocide no matter what specific form it takes and regardless of actual number of victims. The Shoah and the genocide of Armenians by Turks are crimes of equal severity.

      • johnsmith500

        Bernard Lewis is genocide denier.

      • johnsmith500

        Listen carefully.

        From Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jewish lawyer who coined the word Genocide, defined and criminalized Genocide. He certainly knows something on this topic, and certainly knows more than a genocide denier.

        • Shy Guy .

          I listened. If he could have, I would bet that Lewis would have argued with Lemkin about Lemkin’s historical assumptions of the Armenian Genocide (I personally have no problem using the term) having strong parallels to the Holocaust. That’s the main point of Lewis’ contention and that was my point of posting the video here.

          • johnsmith500

            You still don’t get it, don’t you?
            Watch the video AGAIN, and this time listen.

            Fact: Raphael Lemkin DEFINED the word Genocide.
            Fact: He based his work on what happened to Armenians.

            Only a genocide denying moron would post garbage like

            “Lemkin’s historical assumptions of the Armenian Genocide”

            What assumptions? He D-E-F-I-N-E-D the word Genocide.
            How can he assume about what he defined?
            Bernad Lewis was discredited long time ago. Yet you take his denial stance and try to discredit the man who defined the word Genocide and criminalized it.
            That is called willful ignorance.

            • Shy Guy

              1. No argument about Lemkin defining the term.
              2. Lemkin based his work on what happened to the Armenians but not necessarily on what caused it.
              3. Lemkin defined genocide as “the destruction of a nation or an ethnic group.” No argument there and no argument that this is what the Turks did to the Armenians. I do not have the time to investigate whether Lemkin would have argued with Lewis about the details of the cause of the Armenian Genocide. I’m sure we can both Google and find links to each other’s satisfaction.
              4. Lewis is as “discredited” as any other historian who doesn’t fit into somebody’s pants.

      • Avram Cohen

        Jerk, Bernard Lewis is paid by the Turks to keep the denial going

        • Shy Guy

          Bozo, you too apparently didn’t listen.

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