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    • Anonymous
    • 09.10.09 | 16:57 (IST)

    I responded to a post on an Armenian website when someone cited a neo-nazi who blames zionism and Jews for the Armenian genocide. I read this neo-nazi's story and it is fiction, not fact; and I ponder what is the purpose of this fiction? to start a war with Israel, to keep reconciliation from happening; and lastly since Turkey is forming a historical commission to study the genocide, can they keep to the facts and leave out the fictions such as this, which I said is likely to have been created by ultra-nationalists to blame the Jews for Turkish misdeeds and escape responsibility. Also victimology seeks people to feel sorry for the victim; as the person wants sympathy. Jews have produced many movies on the Holocaust, but Turkey has interfered with making movies about Armenian genocide. It is still telling lies and fictions about its history; no freedom of speech, lack of information for people to find the facts.Yes, the holocaust is not different from the Armenian genocide.

    from the article: Ahmadinejad, Netanyahu and the Holocaust: The ethics of memory
    First published 15:46 07.10.09 | Last updated 16:12 13.11.09
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