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Armenian Genocide: The Great Crime of World War I

Armenian Genocide: The Great Crime of World War I

by David Charlwood


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Crammed into cattle trucks and deported to camps, shot and buried in mass graves, or force-marched to death, over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Turkish state, twenty years before the start of Hitler’s Holocaust. The United States’ government called it a crime against humanity and Turkey was condemned by Russia, France and Great Britain. But two decades later the genocide had been conveniently forgotten. Hitler justified his Polish death squads by asking in 1939: ‘Who after all is today speaking about the destruction of the Armenians?’Armenian Genocide is a new, gripping account that tells the story of the ‘Megh Yeghern’ – the Great Crime – against the Armenians through the stories of the men and women who died, the few who survived, and the diplomats who tried to intervene.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526729019
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 02/08/2019
Series: History of Terror Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

DAVID CHARLWOOD obtained a First Class Honours Degree in history from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has worked as an international journalist and in publishing. His research into the early Twentieth Century Middle East has been published in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and he has written historical articles for a US-based think tank and contributed to BBC radio. 1920: A Year of Global Turmoil is his second book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 A New World 8

2 The Drums of War 14

3 Scapegoats 20

4 Revolt and Resistance 24

5 A Genocide Begins 29

6 Arrest and Torture 34

7 Germany and the Armenians 40

8 Crimes against Humanity 45

9 The Process of the Deportations 51

10 "They Can Live in the Desert" 57

11 The Concentration Camps 72

12 The Assyrian and Pontic Genocides 78

13 Departures 84

14 Der-el-Zor 90

15 The Curtain Closes 96

16 On Trial 102

17 The End of Armenia 106

Epilogue 112

Annotated Select Bibliography 117

Picture Credits 123

Index 126

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