Tag: War

A exhibition reminds us that a place like Auschwitz happens when people don’t care anymore about the distinction between the truth and lies.

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World War I officially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Ten million soldiers died. Countless millions of civilians died. Lest we forget.

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What is it like to be in a siege? We have an inkling of what civilians in Mosul today are experiencing, thanks to diaries and reports of relief workers almost 100 years ago.

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War never occurs without heartbreak. In April 2017 it was the terrible gas attack on civilians in Syria. In April 1917 it was the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers at Vimy.

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Neither black Canadians nor Armenian Ottomans were trusted to bear arms in WWI. Could it have had something to do with their racial heritage?

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Did you know that Australians not only participated in the infamous WWI Gallipoli Campaign, but witnessed the genocides, and gave humanitarian aid to the survivors?

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How world-weary does one have to be to call destruction and murder “the usual business”? The motto of this Scottish nurse seemed to be Keep Calm and Carry On.

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Aurora Mardiganian and Farida Khalaf were kidnapped during genocide, and taken into slavery in 1917 and 2017 respectively. Could they ever really recover from physical, emotional and sexual abuse?

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In many parts of the Western Front of WWI, there were no guns, no killing, on Christmas Eve 1914. It was truly a silent night. A blessed night that renews my faith in humanity.

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The evacuation of innocent civilians is once again delayed. Bombs continue to fall and people continue to die. And we continue to say, Never Again.

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Our choice of language affects our relationships, for better or worse. Examine the specifics and generalizations used about Turks, Russians, Armenians, and Americans in Erzroom.

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Is the term Syrian or Assyrian? Why did the Armenian genocide did not occur in Armenia, nor the Greek genocide in Greece? Confused? Check out this brief glossary.

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The diary of a Red Cross nurse gives us a glimpse into what the siege of a city must feel like. Aleppo falls today as Marash did in 1920.

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The owners of the Baron Hotel in Aleppo helped Armenian and Assyrian refugees in 1916. They are helping refugees in the war-torn city today.

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Why should we care about the destruction of an evil empire and the great humanitarian efforts of a hundred years ago? Read my blog regularly to find out.

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