The Armenian Genocide in Perspective

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The Armenian Genocide in Perspective

Hovannisian, Richard G., editor.
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Books, Rutgers University, 1986, 215 pages. ISBN 0-88738-636-9.

"One is either for human life or not. There is no such thing as indifference on this issue."

— Israel Charny

A pioneering collective study by a dozen specialists, who analyze the Armenian Genocide from differing perspectives, such as history, political science, ethics, religion, literature, and psychiatry. The events leading up to the Genocide are described. The process of deportation and annihilation is documented and the conditions that permitted the Genocide to occur are compared with the Holocaust experience. The cultural and psychological trauma of Armenian Genocide survivors is analyzed. The Turkish government's campaign to erase the memory of the Genocide and the unwitting role of some academics and others in the media as accomplices in the campaign of denial is also reviewed.

Sample Chapters:

  • Hovannisian, Richard G., The Historical Dimension of the Armenian Question, 1878-1923
  • Kuper, Leo, The Turkish Genocide of Armenians, 1915-1917
  • Dekmejian, R. Hrair, Determinants of Genocide: Armenians and Jews as Case Studies
  • Dobkin, Marjorie Housepian, What Genocide? What Holocaust? News from Turkey, 1915-1923: A Case Study
  • Guroian, Vigen, Collective Responsibility and Official Excuse
  • Miller, Donald E. and Lorna Touryan Miller, An Oral History Perspective on Responses to the Armenian Genocide