Various Articles On Armenian Genocide

THE GENOCIDE OF THE ARMENIANS AND THE SILENCE OF THE TURKS.
By Taner
 Akçam
Mr. Akcam, a Turkish sociologist and historian currently teaching at the University of Minnesota, is the first Turkish specialist to use the word "genocide". In the article he explains the reasons for Turkish silence and why Turks want to forget the Armenian Genocide.
www.omroep.nl/human/tv/muur/artikel2.htm

TURKS BREACH WALL OF SILENCE ON ARMENIANS
By Belinda cooper
This New York Times online article, published March 6, 2004, tells how a handful of Turkish scholars, are finally confronting the conspiracy of silence among Turkish historians and challenging their homeland's insistent declarations that the organized slaughter of Armenians did not occur. Mr. Akcam, a Turkish sociologist and historian is the first Turkish specialist to use the word "genocide". Most scholars outside Turkey agree that the killings are among the first 20th-century instances of "genocide," defined under the 1948 Genocide Convention as acts "committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group."
www.nytimes.com/2004/03/06/college/coll06TURK.html?
ex=1156568400&en=c0af2336877df33d&ei=5034


ANNIHILATION, IMPUNITY, DENIAL: THE CASE STUDY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE (1915/16) AND GENOCIDE RESEARCH IN COMPARISON
By Dr. Tessa Hofmann
March 27th, 2004 University of Tokyo
Dr. Tessa Hofmann, German and a citizen of Berlin, after a brief point to the Armenian history, describes the events happened to the Armenian in the last years of existence of Ottoman empire and that why the government of Modern Turkey deny the Genocide.
www.cgs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ws/sympo_040327/
sympo_040327_Hofmann.english.htm

THE AFFIRMATION OF THE GENOCIDE OF THE ARMENIANS
A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER'S POINT OF VIEW
By Dr. Tessa Hofmann (Berlin)
The article delivered by Berlin-based Dr. Tessa Hofmann at the Pro-Armenia Conference held in Paris. "Last weekend (in January) Great Britain commemorated, for the third year, the Holocaust of the European Jewry. For me, a German and a citizen of Berlin, it was an honor and privilege to share the week-end before the Third Holocaust Memorial with a synagogue congregation, who had invited me and my Armenian colleague Dr. Gerayer Koutcharian to London in order to exhibit our documentation of historic photographs on the Armenian genocide". Read the full text.
www.proarmenia.am/eng-2003/en-Tessa_Hofmann.htm

ARMENIANS SAY US FAILED THEM
B
y Fergal Keane, reporter of BBC
The articles talks about the systematic extermination of Armenians in 1915 in Turkey and also investigates the reasons of that why powerful countries such as US and Britain join Turkey in denying.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/correspondent/2572667.stm

"FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE": THE DESTRUCTION OF ARMENIANS DURING WORLD WAR I
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION
Bill of Rights in Action 19:3

Short view to the Armenian history, Massacres of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, The Rise of the Young Turks, The Armenian Genocide, Abandoned After the War, The Forgotten Genocide, "According to a report of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1985, at least 1 million Armenians died in the harsh deportation during World War I. About half of the pre-war Armenian population of Turkey had been destroyed. Many of the Armenians who survived managed to escape to Russia and other countries before the executions and deportations began." Read the full text.
www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria19_3b.htm

KOMITAS (SOGHOMON SOGHOMONIAN) (1869-1935)
Biography by
 Eduard Sarksian, Marseille, November 1992 
Autobiography 1908
"Komitas, the Armenian composer and ethnomusicologist, was born in Kutais, Ottoman Turkey. The 1915-1917 Ottoman genocide of the Armenians was the beginning of Komitas' tragic period which was marked by psychic trauma and artistic loss. In April 1915, Komitas was arrested and deported to the interior of the Empire. Komitas was spared the fate of his friends. The years following his experience of the Genocide are shrouded in mystery, and the circumstances of Komitas' eventual mental breakdown in 1919 are not fully documented. He was first institutionalized in Constantinople and later moved to Paris where he spent the rest of his life fluctuating between moments of great lucidity and longer stretches of total mental chaos." Read the full text.
http://15levels.com/24.April/html/komitas.html



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