By Jay Winter
Lengthy prior to Rwanda and Bosnia and the Holocaust, the 1st genocide of the 20 th century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915. The essays during this assortment learn how american citizens discovered of this disaster and attempted to aid its sufferers. wisdom and compassion, in spite of 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 international locations in the course of the 20th century.
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All are unique; all require comparison to enable us even to begin to talk about them. The framework for such comparison must remain tentative and incomplete, but at least part of it must be located in the phenomenon of total war. : Harvard University Press, 1992). Eberhard Bethge, “Bonhoeffer and the Jews,” in John B. Godsey and Geffrey B. , Ethical Responsibility: Bonhoeffer’s Legacy to the Churches Toronto Studies in Theology, 6. (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1981), p. 71. 37 38 Jay Winter Total war and genocide in the twentieth century The Armenian genocide unfolded during the Great War of 1914–18, a conflict which began as a conventional conflict and then turned into total war, the first of its kind.
3 I believe the term has more bite than that, though it needs to be handled with care. When the war of 1914 failed to produce a rapid outcome, when it turned into a form of siege warfare among industrial powers whose dominions stretched across the 3 Roger Chickering, “Total War: The Use and Abuse of a Concept,” in Manfred F. , Anticipating Total War: The German and American Experiences, 1871–1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), p. 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.
A long series of “disastrous events” had darkened its first twenty years. He went on to ask: Can you doubt, my faithful friends, as you survey this sombre panorama, that mankind is passing through a period marked not only by an enormous destruction and abridgement of human species, not only by a vast impoverishment and reduction in means of existence, but also that destructive tendencies have not yet run their course? 45 In the early 1990s, as Communism fell and the Soviet Union disintegrated, I was present in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, for the first international conference held in a post-Soviet setting, even as the hammer and sickle was being replaced by the blue and yellow flag, and Lenin’s statues being toppled to the ground.
America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by Jay Winter