A demonstration

24 Apr

One of the biggest and loudest protests I have seen in Vienna in years–Austrians of Turkish descent protesting the use of the word “genocide” in connection with the slaughter of the Armenians 100 years ago. I don’t know what to make of it. One of the signs says politicians should leave this topic to the historians. My impression is that the historians I have read or talked to are the first to say it was the first genocide of the 2oth century.

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