The Holocaust and the Armenian Case in Comparative Perspective

The Holocaust and the Armenian Case in Comparative Perspective

by Yucel Guclu


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There are only a small handful of mass deaths in all of history that have been deemed, by consensus, a genocide. The tragedy of the Armenians is not one of those events. For that reason, those who view the Armenian case as genocide have long sought to connect it explicitly to the single event that is most clearly associated with the word genocide—the Holocaust. Many ethnic groups in history have suffered massacres, forcible mass exiles, and the like. The Holocaust is unique in that it stands alone as the archetype of a rare class of historical events. Therefore, the effort to equate the suffering of Armenians with that of Jews is not accidental. The Holocaust and the Armenian Case in Comparative Perspective attempts to make this comparison in several distinct ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761857822
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 12/22/2011
Series: Studies in Judaism Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Yücel Güçlü is a historian. His previous publications include The Sanjak of Alexandretta: A Study in Turkish-French-Syrian Relations, Numan Menemencioglu: Eminence Grise of the Turkish Foreign Service, Cevat Açikalin: The Life and Career of a Turkish Diplomat, The Turcomans and Kirkuk and Armenians and the Allies in Cilicia 1914–1923.

Table of Contents

1. The Events of 1915
2. The Evidence of Uneven Treatment
3. A Comparison to the Holocaust
4. Adolf Hitler and the Armenian Tragedy
5. Legislating History: The Armenian Tragedy and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Index of Subjects
About the Author

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