Quietly, the Circassian Community Marks a Little-known Genocide

May 21, the day Circassians commemorate the genocide, means nothing to most Israelis who know little of their suffering.

On May 21, three men wearing the traditional garb of Circassian warriors, with fur hats on their heads, marched silently, somberly, side by side down the narrow street leading to a mosque. They marched from the mosque in the Upper Galilee village of Rihaniya to the basketball court, where large numbers of people from the village and from the Circassian village of Kfar Kama were already waiting.