Starvation and Its Political Use in the Armenian Genocide

  title={Starvation and Its Political Use in the Armenian Genocide},
  author={George N. Shirinian},
  journal={Genocide Studies International},
  pages={37 - 8}
Abstract:Starvation is widely recognized as a weapon of extreme mass violence, a gross violation of human rights, and a crime in international criminal law, yet forced starvation is still practiced today. Starvation was used as a political tool against Ukraine in the Holodomor, was part of Nazi strategy during World War II, and is one of the most readily identified aspects of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire during the period 1915 to 1923. This study examines how starvation was used… Expand
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