The killing of large numbers of Armenians who lived within the Ottoman Empire and its successor Turkish state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From 1915 to 1920, more than a million Armenians died as the result of executions, massacres, starvation, and other repressive measures, and many fled to the United States and other countries.
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His success was revolutionary, but what would the crusader think if he saw the massacres that have gone unstopped today?
He mistrusted the “shish-kebab temperament” of the conductor, the Armenian Alexander Melik-Pashayev.
He hopes his humanitarian contributions will ultimately help prevent similar massacres in other parts of the world.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA|Simran Jeet Singh|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The massacres took place in areas where the Yazidi community had refused to flee and stood up to defend themselves against ISIS.Amnesty Report: ISIS Committing Ethnic Cleansing on an Historic Scale|Nico Hines|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gun massacres like Newtown and Columbine can destroy communities, families, and schools.
Danton insisted that they must overlook the massacres, and give at least an implied assent to their necessity.
Many of the Girondists in the Assembly gave vehement but unavailing utterance to their execration of the massacres.
Even at this late day it is more often referred to than the horrible massacres committed by Anderson and Quantrell.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
But not every day does it happen that one of the leaders of finance brings to Paris an Armenian slave as his wife.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
He understands I have desire to bear away an Armenian maid belonging to Beybars, the chief steward.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis