April is Genocide Awareness Month

April is Genocide Awareness Month.

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) is widely viewed by historians as a major pogrom at the beginning of the Holocaust. The coordinated attacks were carried out on November 9 and 10 1938 in Nazi Germany and parts of Austria. Six million Jewish people were murdered in the Holocaust

The Rwandan Genocide began on April 6, 1994. Over a 100-day period, over 800,000 Rwandans (mostly Tutsis) were murdered.

April 24th is the day Armenians commemorate the Armenian Genocide because the Ottoman Turkish Government rounded up  and imprisoned Armenian intellectuals and leaders on this day in 1915. Most of these men were eventually murdered. One and a half million Armenian people lost their lives during the mass deportations and pogroms conducted as part of the Genocide.

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