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The Armenian Genocide that began in World War I, during the drive to transform the plural Ottoman Empire into a monoethnic Turkey, removed a people from its homeland and erased most evidence of their 3000-year-old material and spiritual culture. For the rest of this century, changing world events, calculated silence, and active suppression of memory have overshadowed the initial global outrage and have threatened to make this calamity "the forgotten genocide" of world history.
Fourteen leading scholars here examine the Armenian Genocide from a variety of perspectives to refute those efforts and show how remembrance and denial have shaped perceptions of the event. Many of the chapters draw on archival records and court proceedings to review the precursors and process of the genocide, examine German complicity, and share the responses of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders.
|Introduction: The Armenian Genocide: Remembrance and Denial||13|
|1||Modern Turkish Identity and the Armenian Genocide: From Prejudice to Racist Nationalism||23|
|2||The Archival Trail: Authentication of The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 1915-16||51|
|3||The Baghdad Railway and the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1916: A Case Study in German Resistance and Complicity||67|
|4||Finishing the Genocide: Cleansing Turkey of Armenian Survivors, 1920-1923||113|
|5||The Forty Days of Musa Dagh: Its Impact on Jewish Youth in Palestine and Europe||147|
|6||Survivor Memoirs of the Armenian Genocide as Cultural History||165|
|7||Problematic Aspects of Reading Genocide Literature: A Search for a Guideline or a Canon||175|
|8||The Role of Historical Memory in Interpreting Events in the Republic of Armenia||187|
|9||Denial of the Armenian Genocide in Comparison with Holocaust Denial||201|
|10||Freedom and Responsibility of the Historian: The "Lewis Affair"||237|
|11||The Truth of the Facts: About the New Revisionism||249|
|12||Professional Ethics and the Denial of the Armenian Genocide||271|