- Hardcover: 210 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 23, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047111975X
- ISBN-13: 978-0471119753
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.8 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,144,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Armenia was the first nation to accept Christianity as a state religion. Tragically, the national aspirations and even the physical survival of the Armenian people have been subject to the demands of more powerful nations. The culmination of this vulnerability came in October 1915, when Turkish military authorities rounded up and drove vast numbers of Armenians into the desert, where perhaps a million of them perished. To this day, the Turkish government refuses to acknowledge that a government-sponsored massacre occurred. Graber, who has previously written on the SS and its genocidal policies, clearly demonstrates that a gigantic slaughter took place. He also makes a strong case that government officials, at least at the regional level, encouraged and in some cases organized the slaughter. Graber further asserts that this "genocide" was centrally planned and organized by the national government with the clear intention of making Ottoman lands "Armenian free." A compelling and deeply disturbing study. Jay Freeman
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A detailed narrative history of "The Forgotten Genocide," the 1915 systematic attempt to purge the region of people of Armenian descent by the Ottoman Empire. Draws on newly available documents from the British Foreign Office and other respected sources to refute the official Turkish government account and denial of the campaign. Describes in painstaking detail the events leading up to the slaughter and the worldwide repercussions of the crime. Examines the roles of global leaders such as Winston Churchill, Lord Kitchener, David Lloyd George, Henry Morgenthau, and others in the conflict and compares the Armenian Massacre of 1915 to other modern genocides.
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One reason why I didn't rate this book the full five stars is the brevity of the book. The book trys to be all by talking of genocide in general, and this particular genocide in detail. It doesn't do justice to both. Graber should have devoted his energies to the latter. Graber does a good job detailing how the Young Turk leadership (Talaat) led the genocide efforts and direction. Talaat's fate is deserved--he was assassinated in Berlin and the murderer was set free.
This is a good introduction to one of the first genocides.
The author lays out logically events leading up to, during and following the Holocaust. The journalistic approach gives the reader the chance to understand the history surrounding the events. The book reviews the part that Germany played in its support of Turkey and also Britain and France in their betrayal of Armenia in the post-First World War period. This is no revisionist history, it clearly places the blame on Turkey (tho' not all Turks or any nationality for that matter) for the centrally organized attempt to eliminate an ethnic group. Also at the end the author compares the issues underlying the Armenian Holocaust with those of the Jewish Holocaust.
A great book, a must-read for anyone looking for more depth on this issue and a view into the darker side of human nature.
I would also like to address the book review submitted by Turkgucu@yahooo.com. With all due respect, his/her negative review of this book is highly suspect. I do not see how a person with an email address like "Turkgucu", which translates into "Turkish Power", can be unbiased and objective. However, free societies, such as that found in the United States, nurture the vast marketplace of ideas, and Mr./Mrs. Turkgucu is free to state his political views, as inappropriate as they may be in a forum like this.
If you're wondering why the countries of the EU are reluctant to admit Turkey, this book gives some very clear clues. Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it...and those who deny the crimes of their ancestors share their complicity. An eye-opening book.
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