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BBC Radio 4 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

A special edition of BBC RADIO 4 will be marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide on Easter Sunday,  April 5.

Presenter, Caroline Wyatt, will explore the story of how, in 1915, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were forced to leave their homes in the Ottoman Empire. Many were killed or died from starvation or disease during the deportation.

The Armenian Apostolic Church plans to mark the centenary by canonizing one and a half million victims of the genocide.

On Easter Day in 1870 the Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Manchester opened its doors for the first time. The authors of the program visit this community to reflect on the anniversary and its legacy.

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