April 24, 2015...it is one hundred years since the Armenian Genocide. (The Armenians call it Medz Yeghern, the Great Crime".) I wonder how many AMERICANS know about it? If you click on that link I gave you, you can read about it. I really believe that we need to recognize and come to terms with what has happened in history, no matter how brutal the facts may be. I warn you, some of the images are hard to view. They are not sure how many were killed, I have seen reports of over one million, many of them children.
Henry Morgenthau, Sr. was the American ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during that time and due to his writings and speeches about the Armenian genocide was able to be the driving force behind the Near East Society which raised over $100 million in aid ($1 billion in today's money).
And by the way, I only put capitals on AMERICANS up there because for me, the word "Americans" and "Armenians" look so much alike but hey, that is just me!