This is a 30 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Genocide in the 20th Century - Armenians in Turkey. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The first genocide of the 20th Century occurred when 1 and a half million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres between 1915-1918.
For 3,000 years, a thriving Armenian community had existed inside the vast region of the Middle East bordered by the Black, Mediterranean and Caspian Seas. The area, known as Asia Minor, stands at the crossroads of 3 continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. Great powers rose and fell over the many centuries and the Armenian homeland was at various times ruled by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Mongols.
The decision to annihilate the entire population came directly from the ruling triumvirate of ultra-nationalist Young Turks. The actual extermination orders were transmitted in coded telegrams to all provincial governors throughout Turkey. Armed roundups began on the evening of April 24, 1915, as 300 Armenian political leaders, educators, writers, clergy and dignitaries in Constantinople were taken from their homes, briefly jailed and tortured, then hanged or shot.
No Allied power came to the aid of the Armenian Republic and it collapsed. Only a tiny portion of the easternmost area of historic Armenia survived by being becoming part of the Soviet Union. After the successful obliteration of the people of historic Armenia, the Turks demolished any remnants of Armenian cultural heritage including priceless masterpieces of ancient architecture, old libraries and archives. The Turks even leveled entire cities such as the once thriving Kharpert, Van and the ancient capital at Ani, to remove all traces of the 3,000 year old civilization.
NOTE: ALTHOUGH I HAVE TRIED TO BE SENSITIVE IN THE SELECTION OF PICTURES FOR THE PRESENTATION, DUE TO THE GRAPHIC NATURE OF THE SUBJECT MATERIAL SOME STUDENTS MAY FIND CERTAIN PICTURES TROUBLESOME. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SUBSTITUTE OR ELIMINATE AS REQUIRED.
The presentation covers the following:
Absorbed by Muslim Turks
Young Turks” Rule
“A Great & Eternal Land”
World War I
Decision to Annihilate
The Killing Begins
The “Special Organization”
Death Marches (2)
Littered with Bodies
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Genocide.