Monday, October 9, 2017
An Armenian mother sits besides the bodies of her 6 children in 1915. They starved to death during the Armenian Genocide..
An Armenian mother sits besides the bodies of her 6 children in 1915. They had been separated from their mom and starved to death during the Armenian Genocide. The fate of the mother is unknown. The father may have already been killed. The Ottoman Turks are believed to have killed 1.5 million Armenians in an ethnic cleansing of the area. They executed many, but preferred to starve the Armenians, often separating families and sometimes using the adults into forced labor while the old, sick, and children starved. Eventually they would kill everyone who were no longer useful. Many fled to Syria and would die on the harsh roads. Turkey to this day does not acknowledge the genocide.