New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_5832
A panoramic view of Tarsus during the Armenian genocide, 1918.
At what level would you assess the destruction of the city of Tarsus?
How is the destruction in Tarsus similar to that in Adana? (see the other pictures in the collection)
If you were an Armenian during this time, would you or could you ever return to this city? Why or why not?
What would this kind of devastation mean to the Armenian culture?
Research the history of Armenian/Turkish relations in cities such as Adana and Tarsus.
ELA: Write a newspaper article describing the scene to an uninformed audience.
Art: Create a poster depicting the events in Turkey during WWI.
Balakian, Peter. The Burning Tigris. Harper Perennial 2003.
Dadrian, Vahakn N. The History of the Armenian Genocide. Providence RI, Berghahn Books, 1995.