Coverart for item
The Resource Justifying Genocide : Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler, Stefan Ihrig

Justifying Genocide : Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler, Stefan Ihrig

Label
Justifying Genocide : Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler
Title
Justifying Genocide
Title remainder
Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Ihrig
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Armenian Genocide and the Nazi Holocaust are often thought to be separated by a large distance in time and space. But Stefan Ihrig shows that they were much more connected than previously thought. Bismarck and then Wilhelm II staked their foreign policy on close relations with a stable Ottoman Empire. To the extent that the Armenians were restless under Ottoman rule, they were a problem for Germany too. From the 1890s onward Germany became accustomed to excusing violence against Armenians, even accepting it as a foreign policy necessity. For many Germans, the Armenians represented an explicitly racial problem and despite the Armenians' Christianity, Germans portrayed them as the 'Jews of the Orient.' As Stefan Ihrig reveals in this first comprehensive study of the subject, many Germans before World War I sympathized with the Ottomans' longstanding repression of the Armenians and would go on to defend vigorously the Turks' wartime program of extermination. After the war, in what Ihrig terms the 'great genocide debate,' German nationalists first denied and then justified genocide in sweeping terms. The Nazis too came to see genocide as justifiable: in their version of history, the Armenian Genocide had made possible the astonishing rise of the New Turkey. Ihrig is careful to note that this connection does not imply the Armenian Genocide somehow caused the Holocaust, nor does it make Germans any less culpable. But no history of the twentieth century should ignore the deep, direct, and disturbing connections between these two crimes. As Stefan Ihrig shows in this first comprehensive study, many Germans sympathized with the Ottomans' longstanding repression of the Armenians and with the Turks' program of extermination during World War I"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ihrig, Stefan
Dewey number
956.6/20154
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS195.5
LC item number
.I35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Armenian massacres, 1894-1896
  • Armenian massacres, 1909
  • Germany
  • Turkey
  • Armenians
  • Genocide
  • Genocide
  • Racism
  • Nazis
Label
Justifying Genocide : Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler, Stefan Ihrig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Franz Werfel Meets Adolf Hitler -- Introduction: Questions of Genocide? -- Part I. Armenian Blood Money -- 1. Beginnings under Bismarck -- 2. Germany and the Armenian Horrors of the 1890s -- 3. The Triumph of German Anti-Armenianism -- 4. From Revolution to Abyss -- Part II. Under German Noses -- 5. Notions of Total War -- 6. Dispatches from Erzurum -- 7. "Interlude of the Gods" -- 8. What Germany Could Have Known -- Part III. Debating Genocide -- 9. War Crimes, War Guilt, and Whitewashing -- 10. Assassination in Berlin, 1921 -- 11. Trial in Berlin -- 12. The Victory of Justificationalism -- Part IV. The Nazis and the Armenian Genocide -- 13. Racial Discourse and the Armenians -- 14. The Nazis' New Turkey -- 15. No Smoking Gun -- Epilogue: Armenian Writings on the Wall
Control code
ocn921420740
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780674504790
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015016822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921420740
Label
Justifying Genocide : Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler, Stefan Ihrig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Franz Werfel Meets Adolf Hitler -- Introduction: Questions of Genocide? -- Part I. Armenian Blood Money -- 1. Beginnings under Bismarck -- 2. Germany and the Armenian Horrors of the 1890s -- 3. The Triumph of German Anti-Armenianism -- 4. From Revolution to Abyss -- Part II. Under German Noses -- 5. Notions of Total War -- 6. Dispatches from Erzurum -- 7. "Interlude of the Gods" -- 8. What Germany Could Have Known -- Part III. Debating Genocide -- 9. War Crimes, War Guilt, and Whitewashing -- 10. Assassination in Berlin, 1921 -- 11. Trial in Berlin -- 12. The Victory of Justificationalism -- Part IV. The Nazis and the Armenian Genocide -- 13. Racial Discourse and the Armenians -- 14. The Nazis' New Turkey -- 15. No Smoking Gun -- Epilogue: Armenian Writings on the Wall
Control code
ocn921420740
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780674504790
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015016822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921420740

Library Locations

    • Georgetown LibraryBorrow it
      3260 R St. NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
      38.9134043 -77.0660321
    • Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) LibraryBorrow it
      7420 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20012, US
      38.9803141 -77.026951
    • Tenley-Friendship LibraryBorrow it
      4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20016, US
      38.9476208 -77.0799279
Processing Feedback ...