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.

image Armenian genocide, photo Armenian Holocaust remembered.

 

 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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