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Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story by Henry Morgenthau
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Ambassador Morgenthau's Story is a gripping and insightful account of the atrocities committed against the Armenian people during World War I. Written by Henry Morgenthau, the American ambassador to the Ottoman Empire at the time, the book provides a firsthand look at the inhumane treatment and systematic genocide of the Armenian population.

Morgenthau's detailed recollections and documentation of the events that transpired are both heartbreaking and eye-opening. His efforts to intervene and bring attention to the plight of the Armenians serve as a reminder of the importance of speaking out against injustice and standing up for those who cannot defend themselves.

Although the subject matter is difficult to read at times, Morgenthau's courageous actions and dedication to justice make this book a must-read for anyone interested in human rights, history, and the enduring power of compassion in the face of adversity.

Book Description:
Ambassador Morgenthau’s memoirs of his years in the service of the United States in Constantinople, (today Istanbul), are an important primary historical resource for the study of the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide. During this genocide, approximately 1,500,000 Armenians living in Anatolia were murdered in an attempt to rid Turkey of its non-Turkish populations. Mr. Morgenthau left Turkey a frustrated man, having done all that he was able through diplomatic circles to halt the murders, to no avail.Today, Turkey’s official position is that their attempt to annihilate the Armenian population in Turkey was not a genocide. In 2010, the American House Foreign Relations Committee passed House Resolution 252, officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide.“If we hope to stop future genocides we need to admit to those horrific acts of the past. When Hitler had to convince his cohorts that the world would let them get away with it, he turned to them and said, ‘Who today speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?’,” said Congressman Brad Sherman, co-sponsor of the resolution. “The last act of any genocide is genocide denial, and the first act of preventing the next genocide is to acknowledge past acts of genocide.” (Introduction by Margaret Espaillat)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 1, 2017
Subject: Fascinating Eye Opener
Very interesting story about events around WW 1 that have not received as much coverage as other events. It is also remarkable how similar events were to events happening right now. The speaker was excellent, having an excellent pace, style and diction

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