Armenian Genocide

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Turkey Signs Secret Treaty with Germany

8/2/1914

This comes the day after Germany declares war on Russia, effectively putting the turkish troops under german control.

Over 1,000 Armenian Shops Burned

8/18/1914

1,080 Armenian shops burnt down.

Location: City of Diyarbekir

56,000 Turkish Troops Garrisoned in Schools & Churches

8/28/1914

56, 000 Turkish troops are garrisoned in the schools and churches in parts of, Armenia.
Location: Christian districts of city of Sivas, Sivas Province

Armenians Required to Turn In Weapons

9/27/1914

All types of weapons, including all types of knives such as kitchen knives.

60 Notable Armenians arrested.

10/10/1914

All notable armenians are invited to a meeting. About 60 show up and all are arrested immediately.

Location: Zeitun

Mass Looting, Raping, and Murdering of Armenians

10/17/1914

Location: Erzerum Province

Many Armenians in Turkish Millitary are Killed

11/19/1914

This was done simply to terrorize the Armenians despite the fact that they had voluntarily built multiple hospitals for use by the Turkish and the Turkish military.

Begin of Isolated Murders of Armenians

12/1/1914

Done throughout Armenia simply to terrorize the population.

Murders of Armenians in the Turkish Military Continue

1/1/1915

Location: Gavar District in Van Province

Armenian Bakers Very Publicly Accused of Poising Turkish Soldiers

1/5/1915

These bakers were brutally beaten, despite the fact that the bread was not poisoned. Doctors tested and even ate the bread, but the bakers were very publicly accused and beaten.

Location: Sivas

Armenian Soldiers Lose Their Uniforms and Weapons

3/3/1915

Location: Erzurum Province

Mass Arrests of Armenians are Made

3/12/1915

The public is told that the arrested are sent to work on roads. They are never heard from again.

Location: Dortyol

Armenians are Characterized as Enemies of the State by the Government

3/13/1915

Mass Beatings and Tortures of Armenians

3/30/1915

Location: Chomaklu

Start of Deportations of Armenians

3/31/1915

Sent to: Konia Desert and Syrian Desert

Arrest of Armenian Political Leaders in

4/1/1915

Location: Sivas Province

Mass Arrests

4/3/1915

Mass arrests of Armenians with the cover of "searching for weapons". Many rapes are reported.

Meeting in Perpetration for a Massacre

4/9/1915

Location: Marash

32,000 Armenians Killed in Villages

4/18/1915

Location: Villages of Van Province

25,000 Armenians Deported

4/20/1915

Location: Zeitoun

Young Turks Start Killing Armenians

5/6/1915

55,000 Armenians Identified as Dead by Russian Army

5/21/1915

Location: Van

Deportations to Syrian Desert Continue

6/8/1915

25,000 Slaughtered in Kemakh Massacre

6/13/1915

Location: Kemakh

1,500 Armenian Men Arrested

6/23/1915

Location: Sivas Province

30,000 Armenians Required to Leave the City

6/25/1915

Location: City of Trebizond

3,000 Armenians Murdered While Being Deported

6/30/1915

2,000 Armenians Used by the Turkish Military as Laborers are Murdered

7/1/1915

Location: Kharput

2,700 Armenians Killed in a Massacre

7/10/1915

Location: Mardin

80,000 Deportees Arrive in Aleppo

8/1/1915 - 8/3/1915

25,000 Deported from Constantinople

8/1/1915

To Date, 200,000 Armenians Have Been Murdered

8/12/1915

200,000 More Armenians Currently in Transit to the Desert to be Killed

8/12/1915

11,000 Deportees in Transit

9/23/1915

Location: Afiyon-Karahisar

All Armenian Property Possessed by the Government

9/28/1915

800,000 Armenians Dead, 360,000 Living

10/7/1915

96,000 Deportees Observed Throughout Armenia

10/15/1915

150,000 Deportees Starving in Katma

11/13/1915

Of Deported Armenians, 210,000 have Reached Caucasus, Slowly Dying

12/29/1915

1,029 Dead in Two days

1/31/1916

Location: Aleppo

486,000 Deportees Living, 386,000 Found Dead

2/3/1916

Turks Reject Application from United States for Armenian Aid

2/16/1916

95,000 Dead in One Week

3/20/1916

70,000 Massacared

4/14/1916

Location: Ras-el-Ain

Estimates of Armenians Dead Reach 1,000,000

4/16/1916

45,000 Deportees in Aleppo Living in Terrible Conditions

3/20/1917

10% of Deportees Well Enough to Work

3/23/1917

All Armenians Over 5 Remaining in Armenia are Killed

3/12/1918

Talaat, Enver, Jemal, and Dr. Nazim Charged with War Crimes

6/10/1919

Two Accused War Criminals Escape

8/13/1919

10,000 Armenians living in Hadjin, 480 survive massacre by Turkish forces

11/25/1920