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Author Manoukian, Abel.

Title Bearing witness to humanity : Switzerland's humanitarian contribution during the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, 1894-1923 : commemorating the 100th anniversary of the genocide / Abel Manoukian.

Imprint Münster : Aschendorff Verlag, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    956.6201 MAN    Available
Description 605 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface to the English Edition -- Foreword -- Preface -- The Transcription of the Armenian Alphabet Based on the Library of Congress System -- Armenia : Homeland of the Armenians -- The Geographical Location -- The Armenians -- The Origins : Popular Traditions -- The Origins of the Armenian People -- The First Traces of an Armenian Presence -- The Urartians : the Kingdom of Urartu or Ararat -- The Armenian Kingdoms -- The Dynasty of the Yervanduni -- The Dynasty of the Artaxiads -- The Dynasty of the Arsacids -- Post tenebras lux -Armenia : the First Christian Country in the World -- United in Common Testimony to Christ -- Armenia Under the Arab Crescent -- Two Noteworthy Religious Social Movements in Armenia -- The Paulicians -- The Thondracians -- The Disastrous Consequences of the Political Short-Sightedness of the Byzantines -- The Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia -- The Socio-Political Situation in the Armenian Highlands -- Armenia Under the Ottoman Yoke -- Armenia between the Sunni and Shia Crescent -- The Beginnings of the Evangelical Mission Among the Armenians -- The American Missionary Society in the Ottoman Empire -its Foundation and Development -- Eastern Armenia : Under the Wings of the Russian Double-Headed Eagle -- The Polozenije [...] : a New Constitution for the Armenian Church -- The Work of the Basel Mission in Shushi (Shusha) -- The Cultural Contribution of the Basel Missionaries to an Armenian Renaissance in Karabagh in the First Half of the 19th Century -- The Era of Reform in the Ottoman Empire -- The Armenians' National Constitution of 1863 -- Within the Ottoman Empire Under Abdul Hamid II -- The Russian-Ottoman War 1877-78 : the Sick Man on the Bosphorus -- The Internationalisation of the Armenian Question -- The Treatment of the Armenian Question at the Congress of Berlin -- The Start of the Armenian Struggle for Liberation -- First Steps in the Direction of Independence : the Foundation of the Armenian National Parties -- Armenakan Kazmakerput'iun -- The Revolutionary Hnch'akian Party -- The Armenian Revolutionary Federation -- The Armenians Under the Bloody Blades of the 'Red Sultan' -- The Start of Prolonged Suffering under the Great Butcher -- The Armenian Defence of Sassoun 1893-94 and the Start of a Long Series of Pogroms against the Armenians -- The Continuation of the Pogroms against the Armenians under the 'Red Sultan' between the Years 1895-96 -- The Revolt of Zeyt'un -- A Holocaust before the Holocaust -- The Massacre of Van -- The Occupation of the Ottoman Bank in Constantinople -- The First Phase of the Extermination of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire -- Conclusion -- Chronological Overview of the Armenian Massacres from 1894 to 1897 -- Reactions to the Armenian Massacres in Switzerland -- From Solidarity Rallies to the Petition -- The Foundation of the Central Committee of the Philarmenian Movement in Switzerland -- On the Content of the Petition -- The Charitable Work of the Swiss for the Armenians -- The Development of Swiss Charity Work in the Ottoman Empire -- The Term 'Armenia' in the Official Correspondence of the 1890s -- Children without a Childhood -- The Swiss Staff at the Orphanages in Sivas -- The Orphanage Work of Swiss Armenian Aid in Gürün -- Further Places where Swiss Armenian Aid was Active -- Urfa and its Witnesses of Humanity -- Challenges on the Threshold of the New Century -- The Rise of the Young Turks -- The Attempt to Settle Accounts with the 'Red Sultan' -- The Coup d'Etat of 1908 -- The Old Turks' Reaction to the Young Turks in 1909 -- The Cilician Massacres : the Armenians' Great Disappointment -- A New Impulse for Swiss Armenian Aid -- The Year 1915 -- Evil Intentions and Good Opportunities -- Contemporary Swiss Witnesses of the Genocide of the Armenians -- The Annual Report of the Swiss Aid Committee for Armenian Orphans for 1915-16 -- Two Further Appeals to the Swiss Federal Council -- Between Bolshevik Hammer and Turkish Anvil -- The Battle of Sardarapat -- Armenia's Brief Independence -- Political Initiatives Launched by the Aid Committee of Swiss Armenian Aid -- The Peace Conferences of Paris, San Remo and Sevres -- Justified Hope in Cilicia? -- The Treaty of Lausanne -- Swiss Intervention on the Side of the Armenians at the League of Nations -- Armenian Presence in Switzerland -- Flight to Switzerland -- The Foyer Arménien in Geneva and the Armenian Orphanage in Begnin -- Postscript -- Appendix : We Thank You! -- Bibliography -- List of Illustrations -- Index.
Subject Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.
Armenians -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Humanitarian assistance, Swiss.
Genocide -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Turkey -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Armenian question.
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