By Jay Winter

Lengthy prior to Rwanda and Bosnia and the Holocaust, the 1st genocide of the 20th century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915. The essays during this assortment study how americans realized of this disaster and attempted to assist its sufferers. wisdom and compassion, despite the fact that, weren't sufficient to prevent the killings, and a poor precedent used to be born in 1915. The Armenian genocide has haunted the U.S. and different Western international locations during the 20th century.

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72. Dadrian, “Determinants,” p. 70. Twentieth-century genocides 17 heard of again: it is believed that he was tortured and killed. Their mother, Touma, and their brothers Shukri, aged fourteen, and Philip, aged three – the youngest – were among several thousand Armenians deported from Diyarbekir and murdered in the vicinity of Mardin. The two boys who survived were also on that deportation, but were taken off by Kurds to work in the fields. More than half a million Armenians were deported by the Turks southward to Mesopotamia (modern Iraq).

Susan K. Blair (New Rochelle: Aristide D. Caratzas, 1989), p. 87. Hagopian, Voices from the Lake. Frank Chalk, “Redefining Genocide,” in George J. , Genocide: Conceptual and Historical Dimensions (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994), p. 47. From the manuscript autobiography of Raphael Lemkin (ch. 1, p. 26, deposited at the New York Public Library, Main Branch), quoted in Chalk, “Redefining Genocide,” p. 47. Twentieth-century genocides 21 order to demonize each enemy and impress upon the soldiers that the human beings in each facing set of trenches were in some way inhuman.

Hacikyan and Jean-Yves Soucy, A Summer Without Dawn: An Armenian Epic, trans. from the French by Christina Le Vernoy and Joyce Bailey (Ontario: M&S, 2000). , Arnold Toynbee, compiler, The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 1915–1916: Documents Presented to Viscount Grey of Falloden by Viscount Bryce (London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, Miscellaneous no. 31, 1916), p. 627. Die vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh, Roman (Berlin: P. Zsolnay, 1933); The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, English trans.

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