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Armenia, Karabagh, and the Armenian Genocide

Three Fact Sheets


Bibliographies on Karabagh

Bibliographies on the Armenian Genocide

Questions and Answers about the Armenian Genocide

17 Responses to common Turkish rationalizations on the Armenian Genocide (for more in this vein, see Dr. Papazian's article on "Misplaced Credulity".

Why do Armenian-Americans, and, in this case Detroit-area Armenian Americans, commemorate the Armenian Genocide? (further in that vein, see also Why the Armenian Genocide is still relevant today, an Op/Ed contribution by Dr. Dennis Papazian).

Before the Silence

News reports on the destruction of the Christian communities in the Ottoman Empire

Documentary Links on the Armenian Genocide

Deutschland und Armenien, 1914-1918: Sammlung diplomatischer Aktenstücke (German and Armenia, 1914-1918: A Collection of Diplomatic Documents). This collection of official German documents was originally assembled by Dr. Johannes Lepsius in 1919. His edition, however, had a few discrepencies between the published version of documents and the originals in the archives. The present online edition was edited by Wolfgang and Sigrid Gust, with help from Dr. Taner Akçam, and points out the discrepencies as well as offers the entire version in German and English.

The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire (The Bryce Blue Book). This major work assembled by Lord Byrce and Arnold J. Toynbee includes eyewitness accounts from all over the Ottoman Empire, and Persia as well.
This is part of the World War One Documents Archive.

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story by Henry Morgenthau (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, and Company, 1918). Henry Morgenthau was the U.S. ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1916. In his capacity as ambassador he had several revealing conversations with the rulers of the Ottoman Empire concerning the Armenians.

The King-Crane Commission Report, August 28, 1919
The King-Crane Commission dealt with the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide, and their report recommended an enlarged state of Armenia. This is also from the World War One Documents Archive.

Report of the American Military Mission to Armenia by Major General James G. Harbord
The Harbord Report also dealt with the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide.

The Blight of Asia by George Horton.
George Horton was the U.S. Consul General in Smyrna at the time of the 1922 fire and massacre of the Christian inhabitants.

I Was Sent to Athens by Henry Morgenthau
Many of the survivors of the 1922 fire and massacre in Smyrna ended up in Athens. Henry Morgenthau was sent to Athens to help with refugee relief and resettlement.

Certain Samaritans by Ester Pohl Lovejoy, M.D.
Dr. Lovejoy was extensively involved in relief efforts for the Genocide survivors

The Genocide Project has online survivor accounts.

Excerpts from four survivor interviews by Dr. Racho Donef are online here.

An English translation of the court transcript of the trial of Soghomon Tehlirian can be found at

Documentary Links on the Hamidian Massacres

Letters from the Scenes of the Recent Massacres in Armenia by Rendel J. Harris & Helen B. Harris is a collection of letters from a missionary couple who visited Turkish Armenia in 1896.

Edwin Munsell Bliss' Turkey and the Armenian Atrocities 1896).


Several people have asked us for gifs of the Armenian Genocide. We do not keep any on-line, however, Reynold Khachatourian's Armenian Genocide web page does have some. Warning: his page is not for the squeamish. The Armenian National Institute also has two collections of photographs online. See also the photos at Raffi Kojoian's website.


Additional Essays on the Armenian Genocide

Dennis R. Papazian, "The Changing American View of the Armenian Question: An Interpretation," Armenian Review 39, No. 4-156 (Winter 1986).

Hans-Lukas Kieser's online "Kolloquium 'Der Völkermord an den Armeniern und die Shoah' " has excellent essays in English, French, and German on the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust.

Dennis R. Papazian, Modern Genocide: The Curse of the Nation State and Ideological Political Parties. A paper presented at the Conference on Genocide: History and Prevention, November 8-9, 2001, Vienna, Austria.


Teaching Resources on the Armenian Genocide

The State of California Center for Excellence on the Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance has essays, photos, website links, and lesson plans on the Armenian Genocide.

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