My Thoughts on the Armenian Genocide

Armenian Protesters
Protesters callĀ for Armenian Genocide recognition in New York City’s Times Square.
PHOTO: Sossi Essajanian

By CHRISTAPOR MEGHERIAN

Starting on April 24, 1915, one and a half million Armenians were tortured, killed, kidnapped, enslaved and marched into the deserts of Syria. My thoughts on this genocide are very strong because many of my family members were killed or kidnapped by the Ottoman Turkish army. My great grandfather was one of the Armenians that were forced through the desert of Der Zor, Syria. He died 20 years ago but he told stories of walking in the deserts without any water or food. I cannot see how 1.5 million people can be murdered and this crime not be recognized.

Adolf Hitler said in one of his speeches, “After all, who remembers the Armenians?” and he meant that if the Turks have the right to kill millions and not be punished then he should have the right to kill millions and not be punished. What he did was not right but if the Turks would have been punished for their doings then maybe Hitler would not have done what he did. I think what the Ottoman Turks did to the Armenians was wrong because they killed 1.5 million innocent Armenians for no reason.

I am angry that the Turkish government denies the Armenian Genocide and says it never happened. There is proof that it happened, such as pictures, videos, actual people that tell stories, and bones found in the deserts of Syria.

Christapor Megherian, age 13, is fromĀ Franklin Square, NY.

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  2. I am so sad to hear about this tragedy…This is new to me… we were not taught in school about history from around the world only about how America was built and established…but we did learn about Adolf Hitler and the torture he inflicted upon the Jewish people and very little about slavery here in America which affected my family and ancestors it was also a genocide that is not being recognized as such . I saw the pictures and it really breaks my heart my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…The crimes should be recognized and the people of that time should have been punished for their crimes.

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