A Perfect Injustice Unveils the Effects of the Genocide which occurred in Armenia

Press Release by Transaction Publishers, 3 September 2009

A Perfect Injustice unearths new incriminating evidence about a long-censored mass murder and theft which occurred in Armenia.

[Written] by Hrayr S. Karagueuzian and Yair Auron*, [it] is an essential contribution to understanding why the issue of stolen Armenian wealth remains unresolved after all these years—a topic addressed for the first time in this volume.


Press Release by Transaction Publishers, 3 September 2009

A Perfect Injustice unearths new incriminating evidence about a long-censored mass murder and theft which occurred in Armenia.

[Written] by Hrayr S. Karagueuzian and Yair Auron*, [it] is an essential contribution to understanding why the issue of stolen Armenian wealth remains unresolved after all these years—a topic addressed for the first time in this volume.

 
Except for a short period after the end of the First World War and the ensuing armistice, Turkey has consistently denied that it ever employed a policy of intentional destruction of Armenians. The 1913-1914 census put the number of Armenians living in Turkey at close to two million. Today only a few thousand Armenians remain in the city Istanbul and none elsewhere in Turkey. Armenian sites in Turkey, including churches, have been neglected, desecrated, looted, destroyed, or requisitioned for other uses, while Armenian place names have been erased or changed.

As with the Jewish Holocaust, Armenian properties that were seized or stolen have not been restored. Sixty and ninety years after these terrible events, Jewish and Armenian victims and their heirs continue to struggle to get their properties back. There has been only partial restitution in the Jewish case and virtually no restitution at all in the Armenian case.

“The authors accumulated the material item by item and slowly began to piece together the story of a massive injustice towards the victims of genocide. . . A fascinating investigation, a book rich in details and full of documents,” says Dickran Kouymjian, who is an Emeritus Haig & Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies at California State University in Fresno.

No adequate reparation for the deeds committed against the Armenians can ever be made. But resolving claims with respect to stolen property is a symbolic gesture toward victims and their heirs. This is unfinished business for Jewish heirs and survivor of the Holocaust, as it is for Armenians.

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* Yair Auron is the author of The Banality of Denial – Israel and the Armenian Genocide (Transaction Publishers, 2004)

2 comments
  1. Hidden Armenians

    "Today only a few thousand Armenians remain in the city Istanbul and none elsewhere in Turkey" would be an understatement. Over the years, we have learned that there are more Armenians in Eastern Turkey than we would have imagined. Only they are hidden. You could go to Google videos, "Turkey’s hidden Armenians", a documentary prepared by France 24, and revive your memories with this fascinating story.


  2. A Pefect Injustice …

    I wonder whether in this recent Turkish-Armenian "arrangement",  the Genocide pre-condition is neglected!?  I do applaud the resumption of talks between Turks and Armenians, but not without insisting on our past tragedy and its formal recognition and acknowledgement by the present Turkish authorities.  It is a shame to all our martyrs if we are going to forget about them.  I hope that the organization of "historical" commissions on either side would not hamper the white naked truth everybody in this world knows about!

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