"Native Christians Massacred": The Ottoman Genocide of the Assyrians during World War I

  title={"Native Christians Massacred": The Ottoman Genocide of the Assyrians during World War I},
  author={Hannibal Travis},
  journal={Genocide Studies and Prevention},
  pages={327 - 372}
  • Hannibal Travis
  • Published 8 December 2006
  • History, Political Science
  • Genocide Studies and Prevention
The Ottoman Empire's widespread persecution of Assyrian civilians during World War I constituted a form of genocide, the present-day term for an attempt to destroy a national, ethnic, or religious group, in whole or in part. Ottoman soldiers and their Kurdish and Persian militia partners subjected hundreds of thousands of Assyrians to a deliberate and systematic campaign of massacre, torture, abduction, deportation, impoverishment, and cultural and ethnic destruction. Established principles of… 
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