Karen Yeppe Alboom, 1920s. "Force-tattooing a national-religious emblem on a woman’s face is to show possession of that woman; to show removal of her own identity and faith; and to show denigration and insult of her own religion. [If] a woman is raped by the enemy and tattooed with the enemy’s national and religious flag then she does not belong to herself anymore, nor to her family. She becomes the possession of the mind and will of the violator, of his religion and of his nation."
Armenian orphans are seen in this undated handout photo taken by John Elder as he travelled throughout Armenian populated regions between 1917 and 1919.
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The extraordinary story of 100-year-old Yevnigue Salibian, one of the last people alive who can recall the horror of the Armenian genocide
The Sumgait pogrom (Armenian: Սումգայիթի ջարդեր) was a pogrom that targeted the Armenian population of the seaside town of Sumgait in Soviet Azerbaijan during February 1988. On February 27, 1988, mobs made up largely of ethnic Azeris formed into groups that went on to attack and kill Armenians both on the streets and in their apartments; widespread looting and a general lack of concern from police officers allowed the situation to worsen.