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Perpetrators, bystanders, and rescuers: popular attitudes towards Ottoman christians during the Armenian genocide

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Ionescu, Ștefan

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Abstract This article explore the popular attitudes of Ottoman Muslims (mainly Turks and Kurds) and foreign residents (German, US, British, so on) towards their Christian (mainly Armenian and Syrian) friends, neighbors, and countrymen during the tragic events that occurred in WWI Ottoman Empire, known in Western scholarship as the Armenian genocide. Overall, the attitudes of Ottoman Muslims and foreign residents towards local Christians fit into the perpetrators/bystanders/ rescuers paradigm and varied from active persecution, to indifference, opportunism, and sometimes help and rescue.
Keywords Armenian; genocide; offender; Muslim; Ottoman Empire; historical development; attitude; alien; Christianity
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 328-344
Journal Studia Politica : Romanian Political Science Review, 11 (2011) 2
ISSN 1582-4551
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works