The massacre of the Armenians was one of the most terrible of history. A mass murder that should rank with that perpetrated by Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union. – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: History of Terror, Armenian Genocide, The Great Crime of World War I FILE: R2813 AUTHOR: David Charlwood PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 128 PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWI, World War I, World War One, The Great War, genocide, Turks, Armenians, mass murder, international crime, crime against humanity
IMAGE: B2813.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y5p88r4k LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The massacre of the Armenians was one of the most terrible of history. A mass murder that should rank with that perpetrated by Nazi Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union. - Most Highly Recommended That the murder of some 1.5 million Armenians by the Turks was a crime against humanity is undeniable, but it was even more terrible because it was used by Hitler to justify the mass murder of 6 million Jews and others by Nazi Germany. Both pale into relative insignificance against the mass murders carried out in the Soviet Union under Stalin, but that is a fine distinction as none of these crimes against humanity can be excused. Proportionately, the slaughter of the Armenians was equal with the German crimes and yet is largely forgotten other than by Turkish politicians who are still in denial. This gripping account is told through the stories of men and women who died, the few who survived and the diplomats who tried to intervene. It is a crime that should be acknowledged and never forgotten. The terrible story is supported by many images through the body of the text. 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.