Remembrance and Denial: the Case of the Armenian Genocide
Hovannisian, Richard G., editor.
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1999, 304 pages. ISBN 081432777X.
"There is virtual silence regarding the Armenian Genocide, and it often seems that the struggle of memory against forgetting is in retreat."
Richard G. Hovannisian
This volume squarely confronts the denial of the Armenian Genocide by the modern Turkish government, which has expended considerable political and financial resources to repress the facts surrounding this event and even enlisted American and European pseudo-academics to rationalize the issue. Fourteen leading scholars from the United States, Canada, France, England, Germany, and Israel here examine the Armenian Genocide from a variety of perspectives to refute those efforts and show how remembrance and denial have shaped perceptions of the event.