The starting date of the genocide is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day when Ottoman authorities arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople.
This interview with Stepan Apelian, an eyewitness to what happened in Kessab. Stepan has been living in Kessab almost all his life and was in Kessab for the past 3 years of Syrian unrest, he described the occupation of Kessab and liberation of Kessab in this YouTube video.
Scout is truly a renaissance woman. She is doing what so many of us have only dreamt about: traveling to every corner of the world and visiting Armenian communities along the way. I recently had a chance to interview Scout to learn more about her upcoming book, which will present her years of work documenting the Armenian Diaspora. (MORE)
Esther Tognozzi, President of the KEA, thanked Anoushian for coming out to speak to the KEA about the situation in Kessab. A Questions and Answers session followed his remarks. Hear them HERE.
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In the early morning hours, before the sun had fully awakened after a night of rest, terrorists entered the northwestern Syrian town of Kessab, one of the many Syrian cities whose citizens have become firsthand witnesses to the Syrian civil war.
Joseph Youssef's parents not only had to quickly leave their home behind for a second time, but also leave all their possessions. MORE
Remarks About The Genocide