Armenian Genocide, The
Annihilation of the Armenian Population of the Ottoman Empire 1915-1923

Andrew Goldberg (Producer, Director)
(Number: VGE0005)
Language(s): English
Color / 25 min.

The film begins by showing current humar rights violations and relates them to other atrocities throughout history. It shows how small violations may lead to genocide, i.e. the extermination of a racial, national, ethnic, or religious group through physical destruction, prevention of births, or forcible transfer of children. The film explains historical events leading up to the Armenian Genocide 1915-1923. Concluding questions generate student discussion and relate historical events to the present. The film will enable students to understand the meaning of genocide and recognize signs of human rights violations that could lead to the repetition of such acts in the future. It presents the idea that the lack of human rights and democratic principles in the Ottoman Empire made the Armenian Genocide possible. The film promotes discussion as to possible causes for genocide and exploration of preventive measures that can be implemented in today's society. Recommended for grades 9-12.

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