The League of Nations' rescue of Armenian genocide survivors and the making of modern humanitarianism, 1920-1927.

  title={The League of Nations' rescue of Armenian genocide survivors and the making of modern humanitarianism, 1920-1927.},
  author={K. Watenpaugh},
  journal={The American historical review},
  volume={115 5},
  • K. Watenpaugh
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The American historical review
The essay centers of the efforts by the League of Nations to rescue women and children survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. This rescue -- a seemingly unambiguous good -- was at once a constitutive act in drawing the boundaries of the international community, a key moment in the definition of humanitarianism, and a site of resistance to the colonial presence in the post-Ottoman Eastern Mediterranean. Drawing from a wide range of source materials in a number of languages, including Turkish… Expand
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