Remembering the Armenian Genocide: A Booklist from the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Sometimes referred to as the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian genocide was the systematic killing and deportation of Armenians by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians were murdered, with many more forcibly expelled from the region. Over the last century, there has been resistance to the universal recognition of these mass killings as a genocide; the United States formally recognized the Armenian Genocide in December 2019.

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Revolution and genocide: On the Origins of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust (1992) by Robert Melson ISBN-13: 978-0226519913

Armenian Village Life before 1914 (1982) by by Susie Hoogasian Villa and  Mary Kilbourne Villa ISBN-13: 978-0814317006

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response (2003) by Peter Balakian ISBN-13: 978-0060198404

“They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide (2017) by Ronald Grigor Suny ISBN-13: 978-0691175966

Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1918 (2010) by Grigoris Balakian ISBN-13: 978-1400096770

The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894–1924 (2019) by Benny Morris ISBN-13: 978-0674916456

Sad Days of Light (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry) (1993) by Peter Balakian ISBN-13: 978-0887481604

The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History (2011) by Raymond Kévorkian ISBN-13: 978-1848855618 

Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story: A Personal Account of the Armenian Genocide (2017) by Henry Morgenthau ISBN-13: 978-1521766200

Surviving the Forgotten Genocide: An Armenian Memoir (2020) by John Minassian ISBN-13: 978-1538133705

Grit and Grace in a World Gone Mad: Humanitarianism in Talas, Turkey 1908-1923 (2018) by Wendy Elliott ISBN-13: 978-1909382442

One of the monuments at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan

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