New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_5769
A close-up view of destruction at Adana, Armenia, 1918.
At what level would you assess the destruction of the city of Adana?
Why would the Turkish government wish to destroy this city?
What might the men in the photo be thinking or doing at that particular moment?
If you were an Armenian during this time, would you or could you ever return to this city? Why or why not?
What sense of the Armenian culture might be lost with this type of destruction?
Explore the difficulty of the International Community in stopping instances of mass destruction and mass killings of ethnic groups in certain countries.
ELA Write a newspaper article describing the scene to an uninformed audience.
Art Create a poster depicting the events in Turkey during WW1.
Balakian, Peter. The Burning Tigris. NY, Harper Perennial, 2003. Dadrian, Vahakn N. The History of the Armenian Genocide. Providence RI, Berghahn Books, 1995.
Hovannisian, Richard, ed. The Armenian Genocide in Perspective. New Brunswick NJ, Transaction Press, 1986.
Hovannisian, Richard, ed. Remembrance and Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide
Morgenthau, Henry III. Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story. NY, Doubleday and Doran, 1918.