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*That Genocide Can Many Times *genocide can many times when an old regime unravels and a regime with a new ideology attempts to recreate society with a vision that excludes certain groups and casts them as the enemy There are significant similarities between the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide including the The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse fact that the Jews and the Armenians were ethnoreligious minorities under old regimes in Germany and the Ottoman Empire that held inferior status but had experienced rapid social progress This led to the regimes considering how to deal with themor they represented a problem to the regime Though each group suffered persecution under the old regimes genocide was not activated until after A Revolution Had Occurred In revolution had occurred in placeIdeologies and political myths in both cases contributed to the policy of genocide that the state sanctioned In the case of the Armenian Genocide Turkish nationalism drove them to recognize the Armenian as a mortal enemy that could never be a part of the empire and had to be eliminated Nazi racial and antisemitic ideology served to uel a genocidal plan that saw the Jew as a global danger that also must be eliminated Melson additionally highlights differences between the genocides in terms of the statuses of the Armenians and the Jews the ideologies of the Turks and the Nazis and the methods of destruction in each case As illuminating as Melson s book is it s a grim and difficult topic but an important one I appreciated Melson s points in his conclusion Revolutions ought in the name of justice must not abandon justice as the principle of governance There s an interesting uote by Camus that I think the reader can reflect on urther Nothing is given to men and women and the little they can conuer is paid with unjust deaths But man s greatness lies elsewhere It lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition And if his condition is unjust he has only one way of overcoming it which is to be just himsel. En is the end result of a complex process that starts when revolutionaries smash an old regime and in its wake try to construct a society that is pure according to ideological standards. E s about to say he says it and then he summarizes
It Again Possibly Effectiveagain possibly effective the but not uite as in a book Melson s command of the history of the Nazi ascent is uite impressive but time could have been used to tell about the details of the Armenian historyAs a note to where I am coming rom and going to on this subject about 3 years ago I went to a book launch of Barbara Coloroso s Extraordinary Evil A Short Walk to Genocide which I also recommend Attending the launch was a representative group rom the Armenian community I knew very little about the subject but I talked to them and promised that I would ind out I was
SIDE TRACKED IN MY READING BUTtracked in my reading but saw Melson s book and saw it as a way to The Essential Library for New Moms 4-Book Bundle: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child; The Baby Food Bible; Infant Massage; Colic Solved fulfill my promise almost 3 years laterI m now reading Dadrian s Warrantor Genocide Key Elements of Turko Armenian Conflict Thus The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Largeand Small far I amavorably impressed I m also interested in ollowing up what happened to a particular group of Armenians afterwards Melson made the intriguing comment that whereas Hitler would have pursued the Jews to the ends of the Earth the Armenians who made it as ar as Syria and Lebanon admittedly ew survived the orced marches through the desert were not marked NYCTaxiCabTales.com: Taxi Stories from streets of NYC for extinction by the Turks He also remarked that another difference is that whereas a Jew was always a Jew a Turk was a Muslim who spoke Turkish so that Armenian Christians could convert and escape theirate I d like to examine that statement in detail as well as The Wrong Side of the Bed find out about theate and actions of others who were neither Muslim nor Armenian during that period I read Melson s excellent comparative analysis of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust The Alvin Ho Super Collection: Books 1-4 for one of my Holocaust Genocide Studies courses and it offers a clear and eye opening conceptualramework کاروان امید for understanding the relationship between genocide and revolution Something to note Not every revolution leads to genocide AND not every genocide is a product only of revolution How. Hts of Jews after theall of Imperial Germany and of Armenians after the all of the Ottoman as well as attempted genocides in the Soviet Union and Cambodia He argues that genocide oft. .
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Prereuisites For Mass MurderInteresting book Melson draws a number of parallels between Turkish and German societies in the years leading up to the respective genocides Both societies contained a risng entrepreneurial middle class that was selectively demonized and treated as an external threat the Armenians because half the population lived across the border of Turkey in Russia and
the Jews who also had a significant Russian population and were labeled as Bolshevik conspirators Yet this perception ranJews who also had a significant Russian population and were labeled as Bolshevik conspirators Yet this perception ran to reality as German Jews considered themselves as German loyalists and non German Jews saw liberal German values as symbolic of the Enlightenment Armenian Turks were The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (Cat Who... favourable towards Turkey than Russia as were Armenians on the Russian side of the borderThe other majoractor was that the NSDAP National Socialist and CUP Turkish Committe of Union and Progress were both revolutionary parties Melson contends that the revolutionary aspect of both regimes enabled their societies to throw off the previous moral constraints of their past Tempting Faith Di Napoli for the Nazis it was Christianity s use of the Jews as a Witness Peopleor the Turks it was the Pact that gave dhimmi minorities protected status He characterizes previous attempts to realize political parties during Bismark s rule as ragmented and ultimately ailing in the public imagination because these parties were in opposition to the State whereas Hitler purported to defend it He juxtaposes this with opposition to the State
*Whereas Hitler Purported To *Hitler purported to it He juxtaposes this with on Armenians during the reign of the last Sultan Hamid II during the years 1894 96 which though terrible did not lead to to mass murder I don t agree with the author on this point However he is convincing that until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire the Armenians were just another millet but with a reduced size in empire the Armenians were numerous enough inside Turkey to be seen as a threat to the survival of the StateProfessor Melson s writing style is straightforward He tells you what In a study that compares the major attempts at genocide in world history Robert Melson creates a sophisticated The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way framework that links genocide to revolution and war Heocuses on the plig.