"...When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race; they understood this well, and, in their conversations with me, they made no particular attempt to conceal the fact."
Fig 50. THOSE WHO FELL BY THE WAYSIDE "Scenes like this were common all over the Armenian provinces, in the spring and summer months of 1915. Death in its several forms - massacre, starvation, exhaustion - destroyed the larger part of the refugees. The Turkish policy was that of extermination under the guise of deportation. "
-Henry Morgenthau, Sr., Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, 1918.
"... Are we really going to remain a nation of have-nots forever? We have the capacity to rouse and lead the masses against this situation. We intend to introduce a great resettlement policy...and remember the extermination of the Armenians."
-Adolf Hitler, 1931
Opened in 2007, the Museum of the Boat People & the Republic of Vietnam or the Viet Museum is a museum focusing on the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), and Vietnamese-Americans, founded by Vũ Văn Lộc. It has several exhibits relating to the Vietnam Conflict, as well as the later Boat People who fled the communist regime of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
The trawler seen here is a replica of one that brought 32 refugees to Malaysia as part of the Vietnamese Boat Peoples.
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Created in 1971, the San Jose History Park is a mixture of moved historical buildings and replicas. Several ethnic community museums are also located here, including the Portuguese Historical Museum, the Viet Museum, Ng Shing Gung (Chinese), and the Hellenic Heritage Museum.
Kelley Park, San Jose, California
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Built by f Charles Birney and Joseph Bosenbury in 1915, the Safety Car was a small 32-person trolley that contained several innovative designs, including a single motorman (no conductor), a deadman switch, and interlocked doors. It peaked in the 1920s but declined quickly afterwards due to its relatively small size and lightness.
San Jose History Park, Kelley Park, San Jose, California
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Based on the Korakuen Garden (後楽園) in Okayama, Japan, the Japanese Friendship Garden has been in San Jose since 1965.
I remember a contact taking a photo near this exact spot, but I can no longer find it. Apologies.
Japanese Friendship Garden, Kelley Park, San Jose, California
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