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Morgenthau, Henry / The tragedy of Armenia
(1918)

The greatest horror in history,   pp. 3-[16] ff. PDF (4.0 MB)


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THE
GREATEST HORROR
IN HISTORY
EW   nations have suffered as much as
Armenia.  So tearible and  continuous
have been the atrocities to which it has
fallen victim that the very name of Armenia
has, to most of us, become synonymous with
martyrdom. Its sufferings during the present
catastrophe have been greater than any known
in the history of the 'world. None of the
fearful horrors perpetrated in the various zones
of the war can compare with the tragic lot of
the Armenians. It is my purpose to outline in
this article the nature of the Armenian Question
and to state briefly the reasons for which the
present Turkish Government sought to annihilate
these peace-loving, industrious, harmless and
intelligent people, and the methods resorted to
by the authorities for extermination.
ARMENIAN CHARACTERISTICS
Though deprived of their political indepen-
dence, the Armenians have never been assimilated
by their conquerors, the Turks. They have
tenaciously clung to their racial traditions, reli-
gion, language and ideals. Their early history
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