The Armenian Genocide: 100 Years of Denial
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. As World War I began, Turkish rulers embarked on a systematic campaign to purge the region of Armenian citizens, starting with the arrest and execution of hundreds of Armenian intellectuals in Constantinople. During the course of the war, more than a million Armenians—perhaps as many as 1.5 million—were killed through massacres, death marches, and forced labor. A century after these horrific events, the modern-day Turkish government continues to deny that the mass killings were a genocide. In a series of interviews with Armenian-Americans, The Takeaway examines the costly legacy of this denial.
Apr 24, 2015Takeaway Host John Hockenberry grew up next to an Armenian family. Though decades have passed, he discusses the genocide with his childhood friend for the first time.
Apr 24, 2015Aida Zilelian's debut novel, "The Legacy of Lost Things," looks at the difficult lives of three generations of Armenian-American immigrants in Queens, New York.
Apr 21, 2015It's been 100 years since the Armenian Genocide, but the Turkish government won't acknowledge its role in the systematic killing of more than a million Armenians.