October 19, 2011

Raoul Wallenberg Foundation releases book on genocides


PanARMENIAN.Net – The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation released a book by professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ervin Staub, featuring a comparative analysis of Armenian Genocide, Holocaust and genocide in Cambodia.

“The genocide of the Armenians is the first modern genocide. Turkey and the Turks have never admitted that it happened. The say it was self-defense, the deportation of an internal enemy in time of war. For this reason alone, the Armenian genocide deserves attention. There are other important differences between the Holocaust and this genocide. The Holocaust made use of bureaucratic management and advanced technology in the framework of a totalitarian system,” the book says.

“The genocide of the Armenians was less planned, with limited bureaucratic organization and very little advanced technology in its execution. Paradoxically, in this highly technological age, we are horrified by the non-technological brutality,” the professor notes.