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By Jay Winter

Lengthy ahead of Rwanda and Bosnia and the Holocaust, the 1st genocide of the 20 th century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915. The essays during this assortment study how americans realized of this disaster and attempted to aid its sufferers. wisdom and compassion, notwithstanding, weren't adequate to forestall the killings, and a negative 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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The average German citizen had already been taught that the destruction of civilians by aerial bombardment in Warsaw, Rotterdam, Coventry, London, and Belgrade was an essential aspect of war-making, even of national survival. The vast majority of Americans regarded the death of 2 million Japanese civilians in the massive bombing raids over Tokyo and other Japanese cities, as a rightful act – even before the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. , Genocide, p. 147. ” p. 144. ” pp.

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. Geoffrey Dunlop (New York: The Viking Press, 1934). J. Michael Hagopian, The Witnesser, vol. : Armenian Film Foundation, 2001). 20 Sir Martin Gilbert and would make him a safe cradle in the foliage.

Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. I, p. 357. Vahakn N. Dadrian, “The Determinants of the Armenian Genocide,” Journal of Genocide Research 1:1 (March 1999), pp. 68–71, 76–9. 27 Dadrian, “Determinants,” p. 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.

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