Armenian Genocide

I. Library Resource Guide

II. Resources from Dr. Mouradian’s presentation

III. The Armenian Genocide in Turkish Discourse

IV. Teaching Resources

I. Library Resource Guide

Ohio State Library subject studies specialist for East European and Slavic Studies, Miroljub Ruzic, compiled numerous resources on the Armenian Genocide on a library resource guide. Visit the resource guide to find a vast array of resources on the history of the genocide, including images, maps, videos, databases, books, articles and websites. In addition to the resource guide, below you can find information on how the Armenian Genocide is discussed in Turkey, and education resources aimed at helping teachers incorporate content on the genocide into their classrooms.

II. Resources from Khatchig Mouradian’s Presentation

  1. Houshamadyan: A project to reconstruct Ottoman Armenian town and village life ODA (website)
  2. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide  by Samantha Powers, 2002 (book)
  3. My Grandmother: An Armenian Turkish Memoir by Fethiye Cetin, 2012 (book)

III. The Armenian Genocide in Turkish Discourse

  1. The Armenian Genocide, Alba Longoria and Lindsay Morris (website)

Article gives a broad overview of the genocide, and points out that in Turkey it is illegal to discuss what happened. The site also includes photos, sources and other resources.

2. ECHR: Why Turkey won’t talk about the Armenian genocide, Raziye Akkoc, The Telegraph, October 2015 (News Article).

The article discusses the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) verdict, which ruled it is not a crime to deny the killings of Armenians in 1915. It also explains why Turks deny the killings constituted a genocide.

3. Twice a Stranger: How Mass Expulsion Shaped Greece and TurkeyBruce Clark, 2006 (book)

Armenian expulsion is framed as a “resettlement” of Armenians.  At the time of World War One, Turkey was forming its national identity, which took on a Muslim character – Armenians are predominantly Christian.  This was reinforced by intervening European powers. For example, Great Britain organized the Greek (Christian)/ Turkish populations exchange with Greece.

IV. Teaching Resources

  1. Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians  Facing History and Ourselves (website)

Includes eight lesson plans designed to help teachers instruct mini-lessons on the Armenian genocide

2. Teaching the Armenian Genocide With Primary Sources by Michael Gonchar,  The New York Times. April 2015 (website)

Provides background history, key terms, primary sources, discussion questions, and ideas for further lessons on denying denial, examining US policy in the Armenian Genocide, the importance of words, and the dangers of forgetting

3. Teaching Guides The Genocide Education Project. (Website)

Offers 18 lesson plans available for download or purchase, ranging in medium from videos, interactive sites, films, texts, handbooks and more

4. Educational Resources: A Place for Learning, Remembering, and Understanding Armenian National Institute. (website)

Covers various aspects of the Armenian genocide and guides teachers how to incorporate the content into their larger unit plans on human rights