THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Eddie Yeghiayan, MLS., Ph.D. in Philosophy
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To the dear and honored memory of my mother Aroussiag Terzian Yeghiayan (1915-2003) and my father Boghos Kevorkian-Yeghiayan (1905-1962) of Isparta, (near Konya)Turkey who, as the youngest member of his family, was put on a death march to the Syrian desert with his mother and after witnessing his mother's death, escaped and survived in the desert disguised as an Arab bedouin shepherding herds and goats until 1919 when he arrived in Aleppo, Syria, and to his family — his mother Makrouhi (???? -????), his father Yeghia Kevorkian (???? – ????) and his sisters: Marie Kevorkian (????- ????), Veronica Kevorkian (???? -????), Anahid Kevorkian (???? -????) and Siranoush Kevorkian (????-????) — who didn't survive—all innocent victims whose lives were cut short only because they were Armenians in Turkey." The past is never dead. It’s not even past .”
"Ants`eale ants`ats ch`e."
[The past has not passed]
Karekin I, Catholicos of Armenia
"As for the Turkish atrocities: marching till they dropped dead the greatest part of the garrison at Kut; massacring, uncounted thousands of helpless Armenians, men, women, and children together, whole districts blotted out in one administrative holocaust—these were beyond human distress."
Winston Churchill. The World Crisis. v.4 1918-1928: The Aftermath, p. 158. New York: Scribners, 1929.
In 1929, Winston Churchill stated:
"In 1915 the Turkish Government began and ruthlessly carried out the infamous general massacre and deportation of Armenians in Asia Minor. Three or four hundred thousand men, women, and children escaped into Russian territory and others into Persia or Mesopotamia; but the clearance of the race from Asia Minor was about as complete as such an act, on a scale so great, could well be. It is supposed that about one and a quarter millions of Armenians were involved, of whom more than half perished. There is no reasonable doubt that this crime was planned and executed for political reasons. The opportunity presented itself for clearing Turkish soil of a Christian race opposed to all Turkish ambitions, cherishing national ambitions that could only be satisfied at the expense of Turkey, and planted geographically between Turkish and Caucasian Moslems. It may well be that the British attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula stimulated the merciless fury of the Turkish Government. Even, thought the Pan-Turks, if Constantinople were to fall and Turkey lost the war, the clearance would have been effected and a permanent advantage for the future of the Turkish race would be granted."
"There are times when you have to use force to prevent people being killed."
Richard C. Holbrook" genocide” =df. "the deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular ethnic group or nation.” " holocaust = df. "mass destruction." " pogrom” = df. "an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group.” Derived from Russian "devastation."
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