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The Stages of Genocide

Raymond Kévorkian

Dr. Kévorkian outlines the five distinct phases of the Armenian Genocide.

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December 2019


The Stages of Genocide

Historian Raymond Kévorkian outlines the five distinct phases that constituted the extermination of 1.5 million Ottoman Armenians in the period between January 1915 and December 1916. Here is a brief historical account of deportation routes, death tolls, timelines and locations of the major marking points of the Young Turk regime’s systematic campaign to eradicate the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire.

Produced by AGBU WebTalks in partnership with the Zoryan Institute.


Dr. Raymond Kévorkian is a French Armenian historian and author of The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History. His writings and research focus on the events of the Armenian Genocide, its impact on the surviving Armenian communities across the diaspora and in the formation of the Turkish state. For many years, Dr. Kévorkian served as the director of the AGBU Nubar Library in Paris. In 2010, Dr. Kévorkian received the Armenian Presidential Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to Armenian studies. He is a member of Société de Géographie, a board member of International Association for Armenian Studies, and a foreign member the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.