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Armenian Genocide (Paperback)

The Great Crime of World War I

WWI Military

By David Charlwood
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: History of Terror
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781526729019
Published: 10th January 2019



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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. It was described as a crime against humanity and Turkey was condemned by Russia, France, Great Britain and the United States. 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 short history that tells the story of a forgotten genocide: the men and women who died, the few who survived, and the diplomats who tried to intervene.

It is a story that must be widely read. That this and the Nazi holocaust could both take place in the 20th Century is both terrible and inexplicable. It must be a reminder of what can be done by seemingly 'normal' humans against others. By trying to forget, or to excuse, makes further crimes against humanity a constant danger.

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Berkshire Life, April 2019

There is a comprehensive bibliography and the author has obviously read widely to produce this book, which is concise, clearly and sympathetically written and very informative.

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About David Charlwood

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 also been a contributing historian for BBC radio.

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