Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit organization
that assists educators in teaching about human rights and
genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide, by
developing and distributing
providing access to
Genocide Education Project seeks to broaden the general
understanding of the history of the Armenian Genocide,
in the context of the history of World War I, and as a
predecessor of the pattern of genocides that followed.
idea for The Genocide Education Project emerged out of
the need for scholastic instruction about the Armenian
Genocide, the systematic extermination of 1.5 million
Armenians (half of the Armenian population living on its
historic homeland) by the Turkish government of the
Ottoman Empire in 1915.
Although sometimes referred to as "the forgotten
genocide," the Armenian Genocide is considered by
historians the prototype for genocides which came
after it, including the most widely taught genocide, the
Holocaust, and several others which took the lives of
millions of innocent victims.
order for future generations to be able to help prevent
and combat genocide, young people today must
better understand its reasons, circumstances, outcomes,