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Holocaust and Genocide Studies

A guide to resources on the Holocaust and other instances of genocide

Overview

The Armenian Genocide was the systematic relocation and murder of ethnic Armenian populations in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It was motivated partly by the Ottoman Turks' fear that these populations would join forces with invading Russian or Western armies if given the opportunity. Ultimately, as many as 1.2 Armenians perished ("The Armenian Genocide (1915-1916): Overview," Holocaust Encyclopedia). Ethnic Greeks and Assyrians were targeted during the same period.

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