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The Armenian Genocide and the United States

Sharon Public Library
Event organized by Sharon Public Library

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On the eve of World War I, there were two million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. By 1922, there were fewer than 400,000. Roughly 1.5 million were killed in what the vast majority of historians consider genocide. Despite pressure from governments around the world, historians, social justice groups, and Armenians themselves, the Turkish government today, as in the past, refuses to admit that the Armenians were victims of genocide.

Massachusetts resident, Ray Ajemian’s parents are both of Armenian decent and immigrated to the United States. Ray’s mother was a survivor of the genocide. Ray has degrees in history specializing in Middle East history.

Come listen to this time in history and make sure the world does not forget.