1. The Armenian town of Zeytun before the Armenian Genocide
2. A view of the town of Kharpert
3. The 9th century Armenian Monastery of Tatev
4. Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Van
5. The Mantarian family in Hussenig (Kharpert plain) before the Genocide
6. School pupils in Dersim before the Genocide
7. Cafe in the Kheder Beg village of Mousa Ler
8. April 24, 1915, a sample of Ottoman Armenian intellectuals jailed and later executed beginning this night
9. Iconic image of the Armenian Genocide, deportation out of Kharpert
12. Hovsep Attarian’s family in Ankara ©Hourig Attarian Family Archive.
13. The ruins of the Medieval Armenian city of Ani, now in Turkey
14. Armenian refugees in relief committee tents in Aintab, 1915
15. Genocide survivors found in the Hawran desert in 1918
16. Orphans rescued from Muslim households by Armenian team
17. Armenian Genocide survivors discovered in Salt
18. The 850 Armenian orphans in the Baquba orphanage, Iraq
19. American nurse and missionary Ruth Parmelee with Armenian babies
20. Refugee camp in Aleppo, c. 1920s
21. Armenian Red Cross orphans in Istanbul, 1919
23. Orphans in Alexandropol (now Gyumri), Armenia, c. 1920-1923
24. Outdoor lessons at Seaside Orphanage, Syria (now Lebanon), 1923
25. Armenian boys taking music lessons at an orphanage in Alexandropol
26. Survivors in NYC, c. 1920 ©Nora Lessersohn Family Archive.
27. Descendants of survivors, Iskenderun (Turkey), c. 1963 ©Lerna Ekmekçioğlu Family Archive.
28. Survivors with their descendants, Iskenderun (Turkey) c. 1978 ©Lerna Ekmekçioğlu Family Archive.
29. Survivors with their descendants, Istanbul, 1978 ©Melissa Bilal Family Archive.
30. Arshille Gorky and his mother in Van in 1912. She died of starvation during the genocide. Gorky’s painted “The Artist and His Mother” (ca. 1926-42) in his NYC studio.
Sources for the Armenian Genocide Centennial slideshow
The 2015 History Undergraduate Writing Prizes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology