Armenian Genocide and Holocaust Denial
By Ze’ev Farber, email@example.com
The Holocaust means the genocide of the
Jewish people carried out
according to the Nazi Final Solution, aimed at systematically
killing all members of the Jewish people. Then, a few decades after the
Holocaust, its denial started, in several ways. One of them was trivializing
the Holocaust and denying its uniqueness. In no other time in human history was
one nation nothing but victim, while another one was nothing but criminals.
German Jews did nothing to threaten the German people. All they tried was being
good citizens of
When I hear people talk about Armenian
Holocaust, what comes to my mind is just one name, Andranik
Toros Ozanian, an Armenian
general, who, in 1918, made an ethnic cleansing attempt by leveling, in Zangezur region of
The establishment of an Armenian state independent of Turkish domination cost much blood, both Turkish and Armenian, with both sides resorting to ethnic cleansing and murder or peaceful civilians merely for belonging to the opponent ethnicity. Since the Turks overpowered the Armenians, the Armenians claim to be the targets of genocide committed by the Turks. But, if the Armenians prevailed, it would be the Turks who would have crying havoc, demanding the entire world to recognize the Turkish Genocide. So, should one speak of Holocaust in this case? It is more appropriate to speak of mutual brutal total war.
Actually, by demanding to recognize the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenians claim themselves to be the only victim of their conflict with the Turks, thus denying the massacre of Turks by Armenians. The mere facts of massacre of Armenians are undisputable. The discussion recently held in the Knesset’s Committee of Education only indicates the ignorance of Israeli parliamentarians who didn’t bother to study the issue before the discussion, and to the fact that the Jews’ awareness of their own Holocaust, in which one third of the Jewish people was murdered has been reduced to such an extent, that even Israeli parliamentarians are willing to assist Holocaust Denial, or at least the denial of the uniqueness of the Holocaust.