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Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

Henry Morgenthau (1856-1946)

1. 01 - A German Superman
2. 02 - The "Boss System"
3. 03 - The Personal Representative of the Kaiser
4. 04 - Germany Mobilizes the Turkish Army
5. 05 - Wangenheim Smuggles the Goeben and the Breslau
6. 06 - Wangenheim Tells how the Kaiser Started the War
7. 07 - Germany's Plans for New Territories
8. 08 - A Classic Instance of German Propaganda
9. 09 - Germany Closes the Dardanelles
10. 10 - Turkey's Abrogation of the Capitulations
11. 11 - Germany Forces Turkey into the War
12. 12 - The Turks and Alien Enemies
13. 13 - The Invasion of the Notre Dame de Sion School
14. 14 - Wangenheim and Bethlehem Steel
15. 15 - Djemal
16. 16 - The Turks Prepare to Flee
17. 17 - Enver
18. 18 - The Allied Armada Sails Away
19. 19 - A Fight for Three Thousand Civilians
20. 20 - More Adventures of the Foreign Residents
21. 21 - Bulgaria on the Auction Block
22. 22 - The Turk Reverts to the Ancestral Type
23. 23 - The "Revolution" at Van
24. 24 - The Murder of a Nation
25. 25 - Talaat Tells Why he Deports the Armenians
26. 26 - Enver Pasha Discusses the Armenians
27. 27 - "I Shall Do Nothing for the Armenians"
28. 28 - Enver Again Moves for Peace
29. 29 - Von Jagow, Zimmermann, and German-Americans

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Summary

Ambassador Morgenthau’s memoirs of his years in the service of the United States in Constantinople, (today Istanbul), are an important primary historical resource for the study of the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide. During this genocide, approximately 1,500,000 Armenians living in Anatolia were murdered in an attempt to rid Turkey of its non-Turkish populations. Mr. Morgenthau left Turkey a frustrated man, having done all that he was able through diplomatic circles to halt the murders, to no avail.Today, Turkey’s official position is that their attempt to annihilate the Armenian population in Turkey was not a genocide. In 2010, the American House Foreign Relations Committee passed House Resolution 252, officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide.“If we hope to stop future genocides we need to admit to those horrific acts of the past. When Hitler had to convince his cohorts that the world would let them get away with it, he turned to them and said, ‘Who today speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?’,” said Congressman Brad Sherman, co-sponsor of the resolution. “The last act of any genocide is genocide denial, and the first act of preventing the next genocide is to acknowledge past acts of genocide.” (Introduction by Margaret Espaillat)

Reviews

Joe Santangelo

- Fascinating Eye Opener

Very interesting story about events around WW 1 that have not received as much coverage as other events. It is also remarkable how similar events were to events happening right now. The speaker was excellent, having an excellent pace, style and diction