Disproportionate Casualties

In 1939 the population of Nagorno-Karapagh Autonomous Region was 150,838 of which 90% were Armenian. During WWII over 45,000 or 32% of the residents were drafted. Armenian historians allege that due to the Azeri policy of ethnic cleansing, 22,000 Karapagh Armenians were killed because they were placed on the front lines in battles against the Germans.

In 1939 the population of Nagorno-Karapagh Autonomous Region was 150,838 of which 90% were Armenian. During WWII over 45,000 or 32% of the residents were drafted. Armenian historians allege that due to the Azeri policy of ethnic cleansing, 22,000 Karapagh Armenians were killed because they were placed on the front lines in battles against the Germans.

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