Denial of the Armenian Genocide

By • on September 2, 2009


I would like to refer people who want to learn about the Armenian  Genocide to Donald Bloxham’s scholarly work ‘The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians’ and  to Statistics of Democide, Chapter 5, Statistics Of Turkey’s Democide Estimates, Calculations, And Sources – By R.J. Rummel. There are a wide range of government organisation that have recognised the Armenian genocide.   Those who want to study the arguments used by some those leaving comments on our recent post ‘The Turkish Genocides’ which appear to be denying the Armenian Genocide should read ‘Key Elements in the Turkish Denial of the Armenian Genocide: A Case Study of Distortion and Falsification’ by Vahakn Dadrian. There is more material on the Armenian genocide on the website of the Zoryan Institute, at the Democractic Peace Blog, and (also be sure to sign their petition).


By Henrik R Clausen on September 6th, 2009 at 15:00

Let me add a bit to the link collection, two books by Turkish author Taner Akcam:

A Shameful Act

From Empire to Republic

And one one the (very much related) Assyrian genocide, by Rosie Malek-Yonan:
The Crimson Field

Turkey needs to come to terms with the material herein. I have heard some Turks argue that doing so would mean the end of the Turkish Republic. That’d be so scary I refuse to accept it:

A large country like Turkey cannot reasonably have its national coherence based on genocide denial.

It was genocide. Deal with it.