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Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice

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The first account of the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide and a people's pursuit of justice for the horrific crime that has come to define them.
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2009)
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Michelle
This book was not quite as well-written as, perhaps, The Rape of Nanking, but just as important in its way. I was very happy to see this book on my library new-book shelf recently, as just a few weeks ago, I read a comment in another book that "The Turkish-Armenian problem was not a massacre or genocide, but an episode of warfare between armed combatants" and I was astonished and shocked that there were people who still believed this. This book was well-researched; it was less ABOUT the actual g ...more
♥Belleza★✰
Around the time of the first World War, the Armenians were expelled from their homeland, whole families and villages were massacred. It was the Ottoman Empire’s attempt to erase the Armenian people. They were only partially successful, while there is no longer an Armenian homeland, a place they can call their own, there are groups of Armenian people still living in the world.

April 24 has been designated as the day Armenians commemorate the genocide. I don’t remember the exact term for the celebr
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Wgrissom
This is a great book if, like me, you knew little to nothing about the history of the Armenian Genocide, and its place in 20th century history.
Sharon
Very interesting look at how world events kept a horrendous tragedy out of the public consciousness
Cheryl
Another of the examples of political expediency outweighing justice and truth. This book chronicles the genocide of the Armenians at the hand of the Turks at the end of the Ottoman Empire, just prior to WWI. The Armenians have never been able to secure any kind of apology from Turkey for the genocide who deny it ever happened (1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered) and the U.S. has hesitated to push for this acknowledgement because of the strategic position of Turkey to our military. Difficult ...more
Betty
The greatness of this book is in the authors way of telling a very complicated and sensitive reality in an interesting way, full of facts and testimonies... A must read book.
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“The fallout caused by denial was inherited by later generations of Armenians, linking them to the fateful days of 1915, and compelling them to set the record straight.” 0 likes
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