The Armenian genocide : Evidence from the German Foreign Office Archives, 1915-1916 / compiled and edited by Wolfgang Gust
- Uniform Title
- Völkermord an den Armeniern 1915/16. English.
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2014
Includes bibliographical references and index
"In 1915, the Armenians were exiled from their land, and in the process of deportation 1.5 million of them were killed. The 1915-1916 annihilation of the Armenians was the archetype of modern genocide, in which a state adopts a specific scheme geared to the destruction of an identifiable group of its own citizens. Official German diplomatic documents are of great importance in understanding the genocide, as only Germany had the right to report day-by-day in secret code about the ongoing genocide. The motives, methods, and after-effects of the Armenian Genocide echoed strongly in subsequent cases of state-sponsored genocide. Studying the factors that went into the Armenian Genocide not only gives us an understanding of historical genocide, but also provides us with crucial information for the anticipation and possible prevention of future genocides."--pub. desc.
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