Armenian Genocide

5/30/2015 - 6/6/2015

During World War I, the Turks deported millions of Armenians who they believed were potentially loyal to Russia due to their Christian ties. It is estimated that six hundred thousand to over one million Armenians were killed during the deportation due to famine and massacre. Debate continues over the impact and purpose of the Armenian deportations, but many consider the atrocities the 20th century's first genocide.