America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915

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Jay Winter
Cambridge University Press, 2008 M08 28 - 332 pages
Long before Rwanda and Bosnia and the Holocaust, the first genocide of the twentieth century occurred in Turkish Armenia in 1915. The essays in this collection examine how Americans learned of this catastrophe and tried to help its victims. Knowledge and compassion, however, were not enough to stop the killings, and a terrible precedent was born in 1915. The Armenian genocide has haunted the U.S. and other Western countries throughout the twentieth century.

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Jay Winter is Professor of History at Yale University, a former Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and the author of many books on the First World War.

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