Updated: Jan 27, 2022
Imagine..... Had the nations taken punitive action against the Turkish perpetrators of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, would Hitler have embarked on the Holocaust of the Jews, and would later genocides have taken place?
Screenshot taken at the Armenian Museum of America.
“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Adolf Hitler 1939
On August 22, 1939, in preparation for the impending invasion of Poland, Hitler made this statement to Reichmarshal Hermann Goering and the commanding generals at Obersalzberg. * The Armenian Genocide was one of the most compelling human rights crises of World War I, helping to inspire Adolf Hitler three decades later to carry out the atrocities of World War II. Hitler’s quote is still relevant today because the forces of denial and revisionism are still striving to expunge from history the record of this enormous crime against humanity – the first modern genocide of the 20th century.*
While, it is only through learning and remembering past atrocities that we are able to work toward their prevention and become a more humane society, inhumane genocides continue today.
Let us remember the past and the present genocides that continue today, including the 2020 Artsakh War.
*Source: The Genocide Education Project