A genocide is a time or event where large groups of people are murdered and killed. A few famous examples include the Holocaust and Rwanda.
What was the Greek Genocide?
The Greek genocide occured around 1914 and ended in 1923. During this time period, there were massacres and deportations of Christian Greeks in the Ottoman Empire. There, they were run by the Young Turk government. Over 3.5 million people were killed during the genocide, including Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians. About 1.5 million were Greeks. During this genocide, Greeks were removed from their homelands in Asia Minor and relocated to different, less pleasant places in the world.
The Book I read was No Pretty Pictures by Anita Lobel. In this book, Anita Lobel writes about her own experience during the Holocaust. She describes the imprisonment and bravery that occured. The story takes place in Poland and tells the story of her own family and their struggle in the Holocaust. Lobel writes about her life as a five year old, along with her three year old brother. The two were frightened by what was happening when both their parents disappear. When they are brought to the concentration camp, the two come down with illnesses such as tuberculosis, and were sick with lice. Once they were rescued, they were sent to Sweden to regain their health. There, they were reunitde with their parents. Lobel then explained how she was able to have a good life and that she wanted to see more.