"Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" - Adolph Hitler
My kids are some of those great-grand children, my wife's grandparents were all small children who managed to escape the genocide. But how could you possibly explain a genocide. I don't think they could even comprehend what it must have been like. Honestly I couldn't imagine being a parent then, feeling so hopeless. Knowing that being beheaded or shot was preferable to being sent on death marches out into the deserts of Syria and Iraq to starve to death. Those who survived lived the rest of their lives with the ghosts of the genocide.
I don't understand why the modern day Turkish government doesn't acknowledge the Genocide. No one in Armenia, or the diaspora is looking for reparations or anything like that. All we want is for them to take responsibility for their actions and apologize. It would only benefit both countries economically and spiritually.
So today on the 100th anniversary of the Genocide remember the Armenians.