Release date
20 November 2006
20 November 2006 | World

100 Years for the Armenian genocide:

In April 1915 the Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenian population.

The persecutions continued with varying intensity until 1923 when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. The Armenian population of the Ottoman state was reported at about two million in 1915. An estimated one million had perished by 1918, while hundreds of thousands had become homeless and stateless refugees. By 1923 virtually the entire Armenian population of Anatolian Turkey had disappeared.

it is estimated that up to a million and a half Armenians perished at the hands of Ottoman and Turkish military.

In the process, the population of historic Armenia at the eastern extremity of Anatolia was wiped off the map.

We made this song “Armenia” in remembrance of the people who suffered. Helle Thun gives voice to both victims and survivors. The music is played by Olav Madsen, guitar, and Henrik Hytteballe, keyboard. The track is from the first haiku album haiku