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Title The Armenian genocide : Evidence from the German Foreign Office Archives, 1915-1916 / compiled and edited by Wolfgang Gust
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 786 pages.)
Contents The Armenians -- Details of the sources -- Deportations and annihilation campaigns -- The pretexts for the genocide -- The supposed uprisings of the Armenians -- The people responsible for the genocide -- The role of the Germans
Summary "In 1915, the Armenians were exiled from their land, and in the process of deportation 1.5 million of them were killed. The 1915-1916 annihilation of the Armenians was the archetype of modern genocide, in which a state adopts a specific scheme geared to the destruction of an identifiable group of its own citizens. Official German diplomatic documents are of great importance in understanding the genocide, as only Germany had the right to report day-by-day in secret code about the ongoing genocide. The motives, methods, and after-effects of the Armenian Genocide echoed strongly in subsequent cases of state-sponsored genocide. Studying the factors that went into the Armenian Genocide not only gives us an understanding of historical genocide, but also provides us with crucial information for the anticipation and possible prevention of future genocides."--Back cover
Notes "Originally published in 2005 by Zu Klampen under the title Völkermord an den Armeniern 1915/16: Dokumente aus dem Politischen Archiv des deutschen Auswärtigen Amts."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from German
Description based on print version record
Subject Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Sources.
Armenians -- Turkey -- History -- Sources.
Genocide -- Turkey -- History -- Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Gust, Wolfgang.
Germany. Auswärtiges Amt. Politisches Archiv.
ISBN 1782387706 (electronic bk.)
9781782387701 (electronic bk.)