Why does the US assist in Turkey’s denial of genocide?
‘Who remembers the annihilation of the Armenians?’
- Dominic Green
- The Spectator
Hitler asked in August 1939. Raphael Lemkin did. In 1944, Lemkin, a Polish-born Jew, published the theory of ‘genocide’.
Lemkin’s models were the ongoing genocide of Europe’s Jews, and the Meds Yeghern, the ‘Great Calamity’ of 1915-16: the systematic murder of Armenian Christians by the Ottoman Turkish state and its local helpers.
Today, on the 104th anniversary of the beginning of the genocide, we should remember the Armenians — and…