The Genocide against the Ottoman Armenians: German Diplomatic Correspondence and Eyewitness Testimonies

  title={The Genocide against the Ottoman Armenians: German Diplomatic Correspondence and Eyewitness Testimonies},
  author={Tessa Hofmann},
  journal={Genocide Studies International},
  pages={22 - 60}
  • Tessa Hofmann
  • Published 11 March 2015
  • History
  • Genocide Studies International
This contribution documents and analyses the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during 1915 and 1916 and is based mainly on the German diplomatic correspondence of the time, which is preserved at the Political Archives of the German Foreign Office, in Berlin. In the introduction, I refer to the Turkish nation state building process during 1912–1921 and its effects on the Christian populaces of the Ottoman Empire. In the second part, I focus on the various, apparently… 

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