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The Armenian Genocide—Time for Acknowledgement and Healing
(2017)
  • Alev Dudek
Abstract
As April 24, the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is nearing, many countries are going to take the opportunity, again, and prove their moral superiority by judging Turkey. The morally superior even include countries such as Germany that was involved in more than one genocide in the beginning of the last century. As perpetrators of the first genocide of the 20th century against the Herero in Namibia, Germany may have also had a role, the extent of which is still unclear, in the deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Often praised for her dealings with the Holocaust, it took Germany over 100 years to finally acknowledge the genocide against the Herero in 2015. Countries such as FranceSwitzerland, Slovakia, Cyprus, and Greece have so far shown their moral superiority by suppressing speech and making it a crime not to acknowledge the [Armenian] genocide while very comfortably judging Turkey for hershortcomings on freedom and democracy.

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Publication Date
Spring March 23, 2017
Citation Information
Alev Dudek. "The Armenian Genocide—Time for Acknowledgement and Healing" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alev_akbulut/25/