I made this video in remembrance of my ancestors and in defiance of all those who have ever attempted to eliminate an entire population of innocents.
Today (4/24/2013) marks the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and while the Turkish government continues to deny a genocide occurred in 1915, much of the world is slowly starting to become aware of the atrocities committed by the Ottoman Empire almost a century ago.
The quote used in this video is from a speech delivered by Adolph Hitler before the Nazi invasion of Poland. This was Hitler's attempt to justify his plan to eradicate the Jewish population and galvanize his troops in preparation for Genocide. He ends the speech by asking "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians." A rhetorical question that was meant as an example of how successful one nation (Turkey) can be at eliminating an entire group of people.
With every passing year, it seems less and less likely that Turkey will ever own up to the crimes of their past and recognize what happened as Genocide. This sad fact coupled with a general non-existence in US history textbooks and curricula makes Genocide Remembrance Day extremely important. Knowledge can be the most powerful weapon in the fight against injustices such as this.
So watch this video, share it with your friends and whoever else you know who might be interested in educating themselves about a piece of history that is still being written.