William Saroyan


I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race; this small tribe of unimportant people whose history is ended, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, whose literature is unread, whose music is unheard, whose prayers are no longer uttered. Go ahead, destroy this race. Let us say that it is again 1915; there is was in the world. Destroy Armenia. See if you can do it. Send them from their homes into the desert. Let…

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Gerald Ford


Mr. Speaker, with mixed emotions we mark the 50th anniversary of the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people. In taking notice of the shocking events in 1915, we observe this anniversary with sorrow in recalling the massacres of Armenians and with pride in saluting those brave patriots who survived to fight on the side of freedom during World War I. – Congressional Record, pg. 8890 President of the United States of America, Gerald Ford

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Henry Morgenthau


…Feet, hands chests were nailed to a pien of wood, nail of fingers were torn out, eyebrows were pulled out, feet were hammered with nails as they do with horses, others were living with their feet up and heads down over closets…Oh! How one would wish that all these facts were not true. H. Morgenthau (U.S. Ambassador in turkey) in “The Tragedy Of Armenia”(1918)

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