Thursday, March 5, 2009

System of a Down and the Armenian Genocide

Please note that I consider Wikipedia a resource - not a source - but a very valuable resource nevertheless. That said...

Read about this documentary and you'll recognize a name or two:

Then read this article about one of the brave souls interviewed in the film:

Then read the caption below...
"A panorama from Halaskargazi Boulevard in the Şişli district of Istanbul. One hundred thousand mourners marched in Dink's funeral, protesting his assassination. The office of the Agos newspaper, where Dink was gunned down, is near the right edge of the image; it is the first building to the right of the one with the large black banner."
...which describes this stunning panoramic photo of Dink's funeral march:

Sadly, the Holocaust was not the first or the last genocide of the 20th century.

Read more about the Armenian Genocide here:

Despite his low opinion of Armenians, the American diplomat Leslie Davis deserves to be remembered for his unique and poignant account of the Armenian genocide, which he witnessed personally while stationed in Turkey.

More on him here:


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