Painting: Oil on Canvas
Size: 400 x400 cm
Between 1915 and 1923, the Armenian people suffered the persecution of the Turkish government at the time (Nationalist Party of Young Turks). Beside the tortures and deportations, between a million and a million and a half people were murdered.
“All Armenian people had to die. The Turkish government called the lethal deportations ‘resettlement’. They meant making people walk for kilometers through desert. A systematic network was organized. They were deprived of food. There were no doctors and no medicine. When we talk about concentration camps, we think of huts and toilettes. In the Armenian genocide, there were none of those. The camps were empty lots surrounded by barbed wire, without water, without bathrooms.” El genocidio oculto. Cuadernillo editado por El Consejo Nacional Armenio de Sudamérica y La Subsecretaría de Derechos Humanos del Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. (Translation by the artist.