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The trouble with the Armenian Genocide

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

14:31, December 14, 2012

By Cecilie Banke 

(The following opinion piece appeared in the December 14, 2012 edition of the Copenhagen Post)

Machiavelli once wrote that you can conquer a people, but you can’t conquer their memories. Suppressed memories, he concluded, will only have a way of cropping up whenever they get the chance. There can hardly be a better modern example of this than the massacre of the Armenians during the First World War.

Even though over 90 years has passed since Armenians living in the former Ottoman Empire were forcibly deported, and even though the memory of what happened was first suppressed and then later neglected, the past two decades have seen increasing international focus on what happened. 

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