There is no end
to the educational institutions in the United States
that have been bamboozled by Armenian propagandists.
Some, however, have sadly become active agents of this
propaganda. Two American universities serving as the
largest hotbeds of Armenian influence are The University
of Michigan (and its branch, The University of Michigan-Dearborn,
which one of the Armenian "Joint Chiefs of Staff,"
Papazian, has formed into a central headquarters
for Armenian propaganda; it was this university that
sponsored the first Turkish opportunist, Taner Akcam,
and gave the ex-terrorist with a German sociology degree
a job as a "visiting professor of history")
However, we will concentrate on this page with the other...
the one that gave Taner Akcam his second job, once it
was reportedly pointed out that his credentials may
have been insufficient to remain as a visiting professor
at the Michigan university or, for that matter, any
That other academic Armenian hotbed is the University
of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
or CHGS, directed by Dr. Stephen Feinstein, a professor
of history... at least at one time.
While constructing this site in 2003, I was bowled over
by the web site of the CHGS; it was truly "more
Armenian" in its savagery than many of the ubiquitous
other Armenian web sites that are out there. It certainly
helps that one of the major benefactors of this hypocritical
genocide institute (which turns a blind eye to countless
historic examples of "Man's Inhumanity to Man"
it has no political interest in) is an Armenian (the
Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair in the College
of Liberal Arts)... however, there can be NO excuse
for a credible American university to support an organization
that dismisses the facts and blatantly serves an agenda...
and irresponsibly provides baseless and racist material,
serving to propagate hatred.
(ADDENDUM, 9-07: From MinneHyelites
["Newsletter of the Armenian Cultural Organization
of Minnesota," No. 122, Winter 2006], information
on these donors: "For those not familiar with
Arsham Ohanessian, he was one of Minnesota’s prestigious
Armenians, was honored, along with his wife, Charlotte,
The son of a survivor of the 1915 Armenian Genocide,
Arsham made it his life’s humanitarian mission to educate
people about genocide, justice and peace. He gave generously
to many organizations including an Endowment for Peace
and Justice at St. Thomas University and he established
the Ohanessian Chair at the University of Minnesota."
His monetary contributions appear very much to have
had strings attached, pushing the agenda he so strongly
I turned to the "regular" historians in the
university's faculty during September of 2003, hoping
to open their eyes... partly writing: Your sense
of integrity should force you to be very troubled by
such an association... particularly the historians among
Consider this: if your university presented Nazi anti-Semitic
propaganda as fact, how many of you would stand for
it? Then why would any of you be comfortable with the
racist, missionary & Armenian concocted stories...
that present the Turk as savage and bloodthirsty..?
one of them replied to two letters I sent, along with copies of communications
with Dr. Feinstein. It is now March of 2004, and I've decided to make these
letters public. The CHGS web site has not changed, as of this writing... for
example, it still features an Andonian-forged Talat Pasha telegram as fact...
and if the University of Minnesota's historians have no trouble with their
institution's presenting false historical information, and thus making a
laughing stock of the University of Minnesota's credibility among those who
value the truth... then they should be held accountable.
to say some of the historians are not aware of the shenanigans of their
university... I'm sure many are fine people, and they're just caught between a
rock and a hard place. Since, however, nobody outside their circles can
determine the "good" ones from the "bad," unfortunately
they all have to lumped in the same unethical category. (Hmmm... just like the
innocent Ottoman-Armenians, who were swept into the tide of most
Ottoman-Armenians who blindly followed their revolutionary leaders, and turned
A report by a Turkish-American who attended one of CHGS' regular
"Armenian Genocide" presentations
Holdwater's letters to the university's leaders and faculty of history
Excerpts of 2. Holdwater's letters to CHGS' director, Dr. Stephen Feinstein,
examining their web site's practice of "ethocide." (To be made
available at a later time.)
4. Letter to Stephen Feinstein from an Academic Colleague
CHGS Genocide Presentation
The following report was written by Dr. Meltem Deniz
In all of its activities, the University strives to sustain an
open exchange of ideas in an environment that embodies the values of academic freedom,
responsibility, integrity, and cooperation: that provides an atmosphere of mutual respect,
free from racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and intolerance.
The above is from the mission statement of the University of
Minnesota. Unfortunately, the College of Liberal Arts/Department of History and the Center
for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) and the European Studies Consortium are
violating the mission of the University and endangering its prestige in the public.
Professor Richard Hovannisian
The first event I witnessed was in
year 2000. The CHGS organized a public lecture series on the so-called ‘Armenian
Genocide’ on the campus around October of 2000. The host speaker was Professor Richard Hovannisian. The ‘public’
was composed primarily of the students of the the university, including myself.
I attended the lectures with the hope of learning a different point
of view or a detail I have not heard before. However, it was a total disappointment. Prof.
Hovannisian did not only have quite a shaky background about Turkish history, but also was
I would like to underline a couple of things here, which I believe
are quite important and deserve attention.
During the first lecture (12 noon-1 pm), Dr. Hovannisian, throughout
his lecture was trying to do his best to convince people there had been genocide. To do
this, he particularly tried to use Islam and Islamic belief as one of the primary
underlying causes. What struck my attention was how he presented this.
During the lecture, almost like out of blue, he asked a question to
“ Which religions recognize one God?” A student sitting in the front replied: “Judaism and Christianity.” Dr.
Hovannisian approved. He confirmed by repeating: “Yes, there are two religions that
recognize one God. Judaism and Christianity.”
Shortly after this, he said: “Moslems
were killing Christians everywhere in the 19th century.”
racism and "lack of self-confidence"
I would like to underline the following here:
Why did Dr. Hovannisian ask the class which religions
recognize one God?
Was this question within the scope of the lecture?
Dr. Hovannisian is the editor of the following: Islam’s
understanding of Itself, Atlanta: Scholars Press (1983), Ethics in Islam, Atlanta:
Scholar Press (1985), Poetry and Mysticism in Islam: The Heritage of Rumi, Atlanta:
Scholars Press (1994); The “Thousand and One Nights” in Arabic Literature and
Society, Atlanta: Scholars Press (1997); The Persian Presence in Islam, Atlanta:
Scholars Press (1998)
Would he not know that Islam as well
recognizes one God? Is it possible that he would not know? A
layman may not know that ‘Allah’ means God in the Arabic language and could
assume the word means ‘Idol.’ However, the chance of someone who has
apparently did extensive research in Islam not knowing that Islam recognizes one God
would be nonexistent.
If that is the case, what was his
What made him think that he has the right to insult my
religion and faith? What made him think that he has the right to convey wrong
information such as ‘Moslems were killing Christians everywhere, when actually it
was the “Christians” who occupied the “Moslem” lands in the 19th century? Was he trying to imply and emphasize that Christianity is an evolved
religion, but Islam is a primitive one, and so the Moslems are primitive and
What he did overall was use the manifestation of religion to
propagandize or advocate national and/or religious hatred that constitutes
incitement to discrimination and hostility. I would also consider this as a verbal
harassment on the basis of religion and national origin.
IS THIS NOT AGAINST THE MISSION OF THIS UNIVERSITY? IS THIS
NOT AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS?
Please read what Vincent
Lima writes in Armenian Forum:
“The only clue at my disposal
is Professor Richard Hovannisian’s amazing statement on 13 September 1998
suggesting that there is a need for special caution in any “dialogue with the
Turks”. The statement is amazing not only for its racist content but also for its
lack of self-confidence. (The statement was reported in several newspapers at
that time; the report can be found at http://www.gomidas.org/forum/pasadena.htm.)
The University of Minnesota should not allow any one to
stereotype any race, religion or ethnicity, nor should the university allow a racist
to come and lecture on the premises. However, some departments of the University
such as the Department of History and The CHGS continuously are violating these
Serious Academic Misconduct…
Dr. Hovannisian and his host Dr. Stephen Feinstein, during the
second (afternoon) lecture of this lecture series in the year of 2000 also committed
academic misconduct to my understanding.
I will bring this to your attention as well:
During the second lecture of the three lectures, Dr. Hovannisian
showed a map to the audience. The map was just like the one drawn here:
Dr. Hovannisian, while he was showing this map stated: ‘Armenia
(or Armenians) was/were here before there was Turkey/or Turks. I do not recall exactly how
he phrased this sentence, but I do remember very well the impression given was that there
was a ‘Great Armenia’ during the years 1919-1920 in what every one knows today as
I waited until he started taking questions. I asked him if he could
put the map back. They put the map back. I turned to Dr. Hovannisian and asked him a very
simple question: ‘Is this map the actual map of Turkey from any time?’
Dr. Hovannisian lowered his voice and said: ‘This is from
Because I was sure probably no one knew about Sykes-Picot and he was
not answering my questions clearly and in a straightforward manner I wanted to make
certain the audience would understand clearly, and I wanted to continue with my
questioning. However, Dr. Feinstein came to help Dr. Hovannisian and wanted me to stop
asking questions, interrupted me and said I had asked enough. When I insisted that this
should be explained, Dr. Feinstein said he would go and call the police. I felt I have to
give up and stop questioning. The Turkish student who was sitting next to me turned and
whispered: ‘Is this map actual, really?’
That touched me. Very badly. I was very upset and angry. I felt wishful to have called the police myself, and have that map
I wrote to Dr. Feinstein and expressed my concerns about the map and
the way Hovannisian presented Islam. Dr. Feinstein in his email said:
“He did not show it anything as
actual and I was the one who picked that map. He showed that map to show where the major
destruction took place and it’s from Sykes-Picot. So the map is not fiction.”
I replied: According to the dictionary…..fiction means : imagined;
made up. I am afraid we have to accept this map as fiction.
In addition, how else could a professor
present an imaginary map as actual?
Did Dr. Hovannisian inform the audience and say ‘This is not an
actual map; Do not think there was a Great Armenia over Meltem’s hometown in 1919. This
is drawn based upon an Armenian’s imagination. This is what Armenians were hoping for
this territory to be, but Meltem’s grandfather did not want to give up his freedom.’
???????……The answer is NO.
Was this map indeed from Sykes-Picot?
The answer is NO.
Is it possible history professors such as Drs. Hovannisian and
Feinstein did not know that?
The answer is NO.
Did this map have any kind of historical value, presenting a
historical reality or a copy of an ancient map, etc?
The answer is NO.
Is it possible this map was picked to show where the ‘major
destruction took place’ as Dr. Feinstein claimed?
The answer is NO. People versed in this topic know that the major
destruction occurred in the East…
Then why did they pick this map?
The reason to present such an image was to make the genocide
hypothesis look real. The visual image is very important. Every lecturer knows that as a
fact. Sometimes a picture, a slide, a map, a diagram, tells more than what you can say in
Anybody that would look at that map would naturally assume there had
been a ‘Great Armenia’ in Turkey in 1919-1920. Therefore one naturally would question:
“What happened to this Great Armenia?”
And that would make the genocide look real, one more step closer to
All the maps that show Armenian claims (‘GreatER Armenia’) occupy such a big space,
one would think the Armenians were asking for too extensive an area. The Wilsonian
Armenia is quite similar to the Armenian State of today, which is not in Turkey; it is in
the northeast…All other maps show how Asia Minor looked like in the "BC"
period, or in the 11th or 12th centuries.
There is no single map -- at least not one that I've been able to
find -- that shows a “Great Armenia” right in the middle of the Turkish land of what
people today know as Turkey.
That is why they picked this map.
However, this is not any different than being a salesman who is
trying to sell a hypothetical product.
letters to the History Faculty at the Univ. of Minnesota
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003
Subject: Does the University of Minnesota value historical Truth?
Robert H. Bruininks, President
Christine M. Maziar, Exec. VP
Mary Jo Maynes, Chair, History Dept.
Gary Cohen (Ctr. for Austrian Studies)
Mary Jo Maynes
J K Munholland
Dear President Bruininks, Vice-President Maziar, and distinguished historians of the
University of Minnesota:
I am troubled by the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide
Studies coverage of the Armenian "Genocide."
I have a feeling you've had no reason to question the validity of this center, since
any organization or body that examines the evil act of genocide is automatically
presumed to represent the side of "good." However, the CHGS, at least when
it comes to the matter of the Armenian "Genocide," is motivated by factors
other than the truth. My understanding is that the center has at least one wealthy
Armenian benefactor, and perhaps this has something to do with their willingness to
distort history. Nevertheless, such one-sided reportage… along with the unbelievable
inclusion of outright proven forgeries (specifically, a Talat Pasha telegram)… not
only does great damage when the center purports to be an educational institution,
spreading prevarications to unassuming schools and individuals throughout the world…
but once the truth becomes known, the credibility of the University of Minnesota will
one day suffer for being associated with such a dishonest organization.
History is a matter of perspective, and there is an excellent chance you are already
sold on the validity of the Armenian "Genocide." Not only because our nation
has been exposed to near-unilateral Armenian-friendly propaganda for around a century,
but because the Turks make excellent villains, since we rarely hear their side of the
story; even our dictionaries define "Turk" as "savage." However,
not everything is as it appears, and the perpetuation of falsifications and racism in
what has become a politicized historical event is inexcusable.
At the end of WWI, only one losing nation was not subject to one of Woodrow Wilson's
Fourteen Points… which supported the right to a nation's self-determination. The
Ottoman Empire was targeted to be an Indian reservation with the signing of the Sevres
treaty, that was later nullified. One victorious nation, Great Britain (under the
leadership of the openly anti-Turkish Lloyd George), was particularly interested in
wiping the Turkish nation off the face of the earth. However, it was this very
condemning British Empire that conducted a "Nuremberg" trial on the issue of
the Armenian "Genocide"…. a process that took nearly two-and-one-half
years in the form of the Malta Tribunal, with Armenian researchers studying every
document easily-available in Allied-occupied Istanbul. All of the 144 Ottoman
officials held were ultimately released, innocent of not only genocide but of any war
There were massacres of both Turks and Armenians in areas where Ottoman control was
weakest… however, there was no government plan to exterminate the Armenians. In
fact, if you investigate open-mindedly, you will be heartsick to learn which party
conducted itself in the manner of systematic slaughter. (Hint: today's Armenia was far
from populated 100% by Armenians.)
Almost all the "evidence" dishonestly presented by the CHGS was deemed
invalid by the very nation that conducted this trial, as unfriendly a nation as can be
to the Turks, at the time.
of Minnesota appears to be unreasonably pro-Armenian; when Taner Akcam, a former
Turkish terrorist and escaped convict earned a Ph.D. in Germany, he immediately found
a job at another pro-Armenian American university; as his shoddy credentials
reportedly came to light and he lost that job, it was your university that hired him…
a man whose only specialty is to teach history exclusively from the Armenian
perspective. Was there that much demand for his one-sided viewpoint, when there are
plenty of American professors with Ph.D.s who cannot find university jobs?
The history professors among you should especially be alert to this issue. As human
beings, we all have our prejudices…. but a true historian is professionally
obligated to be neutral, and cannot afford to be influenced by any other issue than
I recently completed an extensive web site on this matter, maintaining an open mind…
openly considering viewpoints affirming the Armenian "Genocide." (In fact, I
actively sought them out, and hid nothing on the web site.) I came across no
conclusive evidence for the validity of the Armenian "Genocide," even though
I examined countless Armenian and pro-Armenian sources. If ever irrefutable evidence
demonstrates otherwise, I would be the first to say yes…. there was an Armenian
"Genocide" (genocide as defined by what the Nazis did to the Jews, the way
the Armenian "Genocide" is understood by the layperson); the reason is… I
believe with every fiber that nothing should supersede the truth. Nor should any other
person of integrity.
The director of CHGS, Dr. Stephen Feinstein, contacted me in early July, and I'm
sending you a copy of our correspondence separately. I recently wrote a long open
letter to the associated parties of the University of Minnesota's Holocaust Center,
examining Dr. Feinstein's arguments to defend the Armenian "Genocide" that I
found on the Internet, along with an examination of the fairly new breed of
"genocide scholars," the historic association of Jews with Turks and
Armenians, and the importance of credibility. I intend to send you a copy of this
communication in the next days, unless you let me know that you are not interested.
Regarding the Armenian "Genocide," Arthur Tremaine Chester wrote in a 1923
New York Times Current History article, "Angora and the Turks":
"...Condemnation without hearing both sides is unjust and un-American, and yet
many Americans have shown this injustice in regard to the Turks."
Eighty years later, Americans are still showing this injustice, and it becomes
especially troublesome when a seemingly honorable university throws its weight behind
such injustice. Before you align yourselves with a cause and put your precious
reputations on the line, you must responsibly research all aspects of the story… if
you value your integrity. (And I'm not saying all of you have aligned yourself with
this cause — I'm certain most of you are very fine and upstanding people — but you
are working for a university that appears very much to be in the corner of this cause…
unwittingly, or not.) Moreover, the courageous historians among you should speak up,
if you should conclude other factors are at play regarding the perpetuation of the
Armenian "Genocide" Myth, besides the only factor that matters: the Truth.
Answer from Anyone; Here was the Follow-Up
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003
Subject: Once more: the University of Minnesota and historical Truth
Dear President Bruininks, Vice-President Maziar, and distinguished historians of the
University of Minnesota:
As I wrote you last week, I intended to send the second part of my correspondence with Dr.
Feinstein, which should have arrived in a separate e-mail. This one concentrates less on
historical facts than other issues... including Dr. Feinstein’s defense of the Armenian
“Genocide,” an examination of genocide scholars and Jewish relations between Turks and
Armenians (many of these Holocaust-motivated genocide scholars are Jewish), and the issue of
I hope you have all sensed my only motivation for these communications is the truth. Any
reasonable and unbiased person who considers both sides of the Armenian “Genocide”
debate would conclude the Morgenthaus, Bryces, missionaries and newspapers have
Gibraltar-sized holes... with propaganda and bigotry to serve as motivations. Armenian
allegations simply cannot be substantiated by non-partisan historical evidence.
The Western, Russian and even some Armenian sources that serve as counter-evidence have no
other basis for their reportage except the telling of truth… since very few of those
sources would have had reason to defend the Turks. There are enough facts unearthed that
should dictate conclusions by responsible historians. Sixty-nine American academicians
published an open
letter in two major American newspapers in May 1985, disputing the Armenian
characterization of events. What may be preventing other historians from joining these
voices is a successful terror campaign by pro-Armenians that threatens to smear the
reputations of such professors.
Dr. Feinstein wrote me a short note after I sent my first
letter to you... one of you must have contacted him... saying I should keep my letters
coming, as they benefit fundraising.
Those people who are interested in perpetuating the myth of the Armenian “Genocide” will
keep on contributing, regardless... as truth has little to do with their motivations. I don’t
know any of you personally, but I prefer to think the best of people until proven otherwise.
I’m assuming all of you are people of integrity. The reason why I’m writing these
letters is to let you be aware that the university you are associated with supports an
organization that presents hearsay, manipulated truths, and outright
falsifications/forgeries as fact.
Your sense of integrity should force you to be very troubled by such an association...
particularly the historians among you. Perhaps the president and executive V.P. of the
university who are also receiving copies of these communications are in an awkward
position... maybe there are some politically-motivated benefactors they need to answer to;
wealthy Armenians who give grants to the university, just as at least one appears to support
Dr. Feinstein’s center.
Consider this: if your university presented Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda as fact, how many
of you would stand for it? Then why would any of you be comfortable with the racist,
missionary & Armenian concocted stories (similar to this one
that appeared in The New York Times, representative of many of the tales in the CHGS’s “Armenian
Resources” section that present the Turk as savage and bloodthirsty, one of the
definitions we find in the dictionary?
When “Midnight Express” director Alan Parker was asked (at a press conference
following one of the first showings of the film) whether the film might not be racist, the
director replied (to paraphrase)... perhaps contemplating the issue for the first time...
“But they’re only Turks.” Do you feel this way?
Do you all remember in our nation how anything that came from the mouths of radical
feminists (such as Andrea Dworkin and Catherine MacKinnon) was automatically accepted as
fact, by a media too afraid not to go along politically-correct lines? It was a period (in
the 1980s) when man equaled evildoer and woman equaled victim. (A la Turk and Armenian,
today.) All it took was one crack in the wall... when it was reported statistics from NOW
were exaggerated regarding the many rapes committed per minute or hour (or something to that
effect). All of a sudden, practically, the voices of radical feminism were discredited, and
the nation returned to normal with what we now call the Feminist Backlash. We no longer had
to deal with such foolishness as a man’s requiring formal permission to touch a woman each
step of the way, in the natural seduction process.
Of course, thanks to the juggernaut of superbly financed Armenian propaganda (well in place
for nearly a century, and more), the media is totally in bed with the CHGS version of the
Armenian “Genocide”... but all it’s going to take is a few open-minded and non-racist
journalists or historians who are going to blow the lid off this huge fraud. Perhaps a
television outlet in Minnesota might be concerned enough to bravely question how the
University of Minnesota could be behind the presentation of propaganda as fact...
(Particularly in a racist way.) If the university is that sloppy in allowing such bigoted,
one-sided material to be presented, what would that do to the university’s credibility?
What would that do to the credibility of the history faculty members who knew about this
ugly propaganda being presented as fact, and remained quiet about it?
However, it shouldn’t take the possibility of a media whistle-blowing to spur you into
action. What should motivate each and every one of you is the TRUTH; nothing more, nothing
less. Since the university you happen to work for is so mysteriously and overwhelmingly in
support of the Armenian “Genocide,” it’s your responsibility as historians to study
this issue... even if it’s not your area of specialty... objectively and in a neutral
manner, as is your professional duty. Try to dispense with your very human prejudices, that
the Turks must automatically have been barbarians... and if you should encounter evidence
for the Ottoman government’s having perpetrated a state-run policy for extermination,
first examine what the motivations of the source could be... and then put it through the
MALTA TEST. The Tribunal that was run by the one nation that wanted Turkey to cease
existence... why would this nation have finally found all 144 of the Ottoman officials
innocent? After nearly two-and-one-half years of searching, with a team of crack Armenian
researchers, and with every document available not only in Allied-occupied Istanbul, but as
far away as the United States?
If you come to conclude the Armenian “Genocide” cannot be supported by the facts
(hopefully the insightful among you have already arrived at that conclusion), then perhaps
you should discuss the issue with like-minded colleagues, and consider how troubled you are
by working for an institution that supports this event with little consideration for
Professor John Dewey (of Dewey Decimal System fame) wrote in 1928 ("The Turkish
Tragedy"): "It is at least time that Americans ceased to be deceived by
propaganda." The time has far from arrived, and the University of Minnesota serves
as an important party to such deception. That is not right.
I came across some new figures I wanted to throw your way as a postscript.
Thank you for your consideration,
P.S.: I got into casualty numbers in the first part of my correspondence with Dr. Feinstein.
As you might be aware, the standard Armenian argument is that 1.5 million Armenians were “annihilated.”
Sources like Dr. Feinstein’s that are even more Armenian than many Armenian sites exceed
the common figure: 1,745,200 are implied to have been massacre victims out of a total
pre-war Armenian population of 2,133,000 … when over half a dozen neutral sources don't
go beyond a total pre-war population of 1.5 million. (“Neutral” meaning non-Turkish and
non-Armenian... which still generally translates to pro-Armenian; the median pre-war
Armenian figure is 1.3 million, a total that agrees with the Ottoman census.)
Armenians living in the west were largely not subjected to the relocation policy (cities
such as Istanbul, Edirne, Izmir, Aydin and Kutahya), numbering at least 200,000. Add to that
the number of Armenians who were exempt from relocation, such as most Catholic and
Protestant Armenians, the ill and blind, soldiers and their families, and certain workers.
British war propagandist Arnold Toynbee calculated 500,000 of those relocated reached their
destinations safely. (Ambassador Morgenthau was surprised about such a firsthand report from
an Armenian representative, that I mentioned in the first part of the Feinstein
correspondence... in his PRIVATE letters or diary. Morgenthau never made this finding
public... ask yourselves why.)
(A common figure presented by pro-Armenians is 600,000 murdered in Mesopotamia. Has anybody
bothered to ask what became of all those many, many skeletons? Why have none of these
wealthy Armenians come up with the idea for an excavation to prove their genocide..? Among
few bother to ask.)
According to official figures published by the League of Nations Migration Bureau, the
number of Armenians who left Anatolia together with the Russian armies came to 400,000 to
Calculate the difference, to arrive at the number of casualties. (Don’t forget, the
Armenians themselves claim one million survived.) Among the casualties, please keep in mind
that not all died from massacres (the massacres commonly occurring in areas where Ottoman
control was weakest, usually by Kurds who were mostly out for revenge for what the Armenians
had done to their families); other reasons were famine, disease and combat, the same causes
for all other Ottoman citizens who lost their lives. Armenian “historian” Richard
Hovannisian himself wrote in a 1967 book that some 150,000 Armenians died of famine while
and after accompanying the Russian retreat.
There is your “genocide.”
Meanwhile, figures presented to the Paris Peace Conference by the Armenian National
Delegation, by the German war report that formed a basis for this and by the population
studies conducted by Professor Justin McCarthy all show that while Eastern and Central
Anatolia was under Russian occupation, some 1.2 million civilian Muslims died in the Eastern
region of the Ottoman Empire.
There is your other “genocide,” the one nobody cares about... especially not the
politically motivated genocide center run by Dr. Stephen Feinstein, that carries the good
name of the University of Minnesota.
Letter to Stephen Feinstein from an Academic
“… As an American Jew who did live thru The Way (born 1938), I have a
personal concern with the Holocaust. I also lived in Turkey for five years and learned
and saw how well the Turks have treated the Jews.
I found your article very strange. The tack taken was that the Turks are guilty, the
Turks are known to have done it, why don't they 'fess up, it will make them feel
better…The Turkish position is not that they don't want anyone to discuss it or know
about the controversy. They claim that the Armenians turned to help invading Russians
against their host country and that the now hostile Armenians were relocated as part
of war operations. While this caused suffering and death to Armenians, it was no
greater than the suffering borne by Turks and Kurds in that area.
What enrages Turks is quite the opposite of what you portray. Instead of suppressing
history, the Turks have tried, over and over, to bring out the history and the
studies, but to no avail. The Armenians came to the United States earlier and in far
greater numbers than the Turks. They have their own enclaves in Fresno and elsewhere,
which the Turks lack. The Armenians are better situated politically to shout their
cause in legislatures, while the Turks are left to murmur. The Turks have abundant
historical records, arguments and diplomatic reports on their side. The Armenians have
over 70 recent murders of Turks around the world (and most likely more being planned)
to prove their historical case.
Where is the academic forum for a dispassionate hearing on the history, with the
documents and findings posted on the web for all to see? I would have thought that an
institute with a name like Holocaust Studies would be a perfect place. Yet you seem to
be more influenced by the harsh complaints of an Armenian friend (my guess) than by
any impulse to find the truth.
You have done your Institute and academia a disservice by your rush to decree a
result, which should rather have been the outcome of a long investigation, if the
investigation did indeed arrive at that result…”
Paul Palmer, Ph.D (Yale, Chemistry), February 09, 2001, from a letter sent to
Steven Feinstein, as reported in Ergun Kirlikovali's "Israeli and Jewish Sources
that Refute the AAG (Alleged Armenian Genocide)." Dr. Palmer is the author of "Getting
To Zero Waste."