The Armenian Genocide

Canada and the Armenian Genocide

Canadians began learning about the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in a meaningful way only in 1878, in the aftermath of the Russo-Ottoman War. Thanks to the presence of Protestant missionaries—mostly Congregationalists from Ontario—this interest grew with time. Influential figures such as the principals of Queen’s College (now University) and Knox College (now part of [...]

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Historical Background

The Genocide of the Armenians by the Turkish government during World War I represents a major tragedy of the modern age. In what is widely recognized as the first Genocide of the 20th century, almost an entire nation was destroyed. The Armenian people were effectively eliminated from the homeland they had occupied for nearly three [...]

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