The 72nd Firman of the Yezidis: A "Hidden Genocide" during World War I?

  title={The 72nd Firman of the Yezidis: A "Hidden Genocide" during World War I?},
  author={Maria Six Hohenbalken},
  journal={Genocide Studies International},
  pages={52 - 76}
Abstract:This paper discusses long "hidden" genocidal processes that took place in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. In addition to the Armenians, demographically smaller groups of Christian denominations as well as non-Christian groups such as the Yezidi were targeted by the politics of annihilation. It is nearly impossible to know the number of the victims; about 12,000 Yezidis managed to find refuge in Armenia, where they established a diasporic community in the Soviet realm. Only in… 


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