ON THIS DAY: Shusha Pogrom, 22nd March, 1920The Shusha pogrom of 1920 or the Massacre of Shusha was a pogrom directed against the ethnic Armenian population of Shusha, a town in the region of Nagorno-Karabagh. The event took place between 22 and 26 March 1920, and had as its background a conflict over competing claims of ownership of the region by Armenia and Azerbaijan. It resulted in the complete destruction of the Armenian-populated quarters of Shusha and the elimination of the town’s Armenian population.

ON THIS DAY: Shusha Pogrom, 22nd March, 1920
The Shusha pogrom of 1920 or the Massacre of Shusha was a pogrom directed against the ethnic Armenian population of Shusha, a town in the region of Nagorno-Karabagh. The event took place between 22 and 26 March 1920, and had as its background a conflict over competing claims of ownership of the region by Armenia and Azerbaijan. It resulted in the complete destruction of the Armenian-populated quarters of Shusha and the elimination of the town’s Armenian population.