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A Shameful Act The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akcam
  

A Shameful Act The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility

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A Shameful Act The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akcam

In 1915, the Turkish government systematically organised the wholesale slaughter of a complete race, the Armenians. Under the cover of World War I, through the secret organisation of unofficial gangs of Kurds, released prisoners, German officers and Turks who had lost their lands in the war against the Balkans, over 1 million Armenians were murdered, starved, raped and left to die. Following the War, as the Nationalist movement began to rise up from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, the allies tried to persecute the perpetrators of the genocide, in a series of trials where the term 'crimes against humanity' was first used, Turkey was allowed to hide its recent history. It has remained hidden ever since. As the nation attempts to enter the European Union, the question of 1915 has become ever more important with the arrest of writers such as Orhan Pamuk, and the introduction of Turkey into the EU.

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The first lucid and comprehensive study of a historical fact - the Armenian Genocide of 1915. * Morning Star *


About the Author

Tan Akcam is a Turkish historian who was one of the first to term the events of 1915 a 'genocide'. He was imprisoned for his actions, yet escaped and has since been named a 'prisoner of conscience' by Amnesty International. He now teaches at centre for Holocaust and Genocide studies, Minnesota.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th August 2007

Author

Taner Akcam

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Publisher

Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
608 pages

Categories

European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
First World War
Genocide & ethnic cleansing
Ethnic studies

ISBN

9781845295523

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