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Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians (DVD)


60 minutes
Source: Facing History and Ourselves

This companion DVD follows the scope and sequence of the Facing History resource book of the same name. It includes presentations by scholars Taner Akçam, Fatma Müge Goçek, Richard Hovannisian, Theo van Lint, and Samantha Power, speaking about the background and history of the Armenian Genocide, the role of perpetrators and ordinary people, the choices made by Turkey and the United States, and continuing questions of judgment and legacy.

Related resource book: Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians

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