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In Osteuropa 7-10/2015

The Word “Genocide” Did Not Exist Yet
The Genocide against Armenians 100 Years Later

Aschot L. Manutscharjan

Deutsche Fassung


2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the expulsion and massacre of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. One and a half million people lost their lives in this campaign of mass murder. Even if the term itself did not find its way into international law until 1951, this was undisputedly genocide. This is evidenced by a number of monographs, studies, source editions, and publications of files from diplomatic archives. The knowledge about the genocide is overwhelming. It is time that Turkey end its policy of denial and reassess its past.

(Osteuropa 7-10/2015, pp. 643–650)