By Jay Winter
Lengthy prior to Rwanda and Bosnia and the Holocaust, the 1st genocide of the 20th century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915. The essays during this assortment study how american citizens discovered of this disaster and attempted to assist its sufferers. wisdom and compassion, besides the fact that, weren't adequate to prevent the killings, and a bad precedent used to be born in 1915. The Armenian genocide has haunted the U.S. and different Western nations through the 20th century.
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78 The trials continue to this day. There is much judicial work to be done. In March 1996, a United Nations envoy, Elisabeth Rehn, confirmed that at least 3,000 Muslims had been murdered by the Bosnian Serb army after the fall of the town of Srebrenica in July 1995. As yet “unaccounted for more Muslims” 75 76 77 78 Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. III, pp. 864–5. Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. III, p. 865. Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. III, p. 865. Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. III, p. 823.
23. The Armenian Genocide in the context of total war 39 world, it mutated into another kind of war, bigger, more lethal, and more corrosive than any previous conflict. It is to that new kind of war that the word “total” appropriately applies. Some have viewed the Peloponnesian wars as total; others cite the Thirty Years’ War of the seventeenth century, and eighteenth-century warfare among empires truly spanned the globe. From a number of viewpoints, there is force in these arguments. On balance, however, I cannot accept them as extending the category of “total war” prior to the twentieth century.
Pol Pot was also perpetrating terrifying crimes inside his country. The total death toll during five years of Khmer Rouge domination was a million and a half, out of a total population of 8 million. A chill indication of the scale of the killings is found in the words of the historian Ben Kiernan. ”61 In the words of George J. 62 On 19 August 1984 the New York Times carried a news item about a recent episode in Sri Lanka. , Genocide, p. 182. 62 Andreopoulos, “Introduction” p. 3. Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol.
America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by Jay Winter