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Inside Constantinople: A Diplomatist's Diary During the Dardanelles Expedition, April-September, 1915

Inside Constantinople: A Diplomatist's Diary During the Dardanelles Expedition, April-September, 1915

annotated with an introduction by Ara Sarafian
London: Gomidas Institute, 2014,
xxvi + 78 pp., maps, illustrations,
ISBN
978-1-909382-11-4, paperback,
UK£18.00 / US$25.00
To order please contact books@gomidas.org




"I tried to draw attention to the horror of the Armenian massacre where nearly a million people were murdered, and it was owing to our supineness that I left Constantinople. The missionaries were in favor of the line taken by the Embassy because they knew that if we broke off relations all missionary property would be seized at once while I was of the opinion that it was our duty to make these known to the world. Austria was too weak to be effective but Germany bears a terrible responsibility, for these crimes were like Hitler’s anti-Jewish measures though on a larger scale...”     –Lewis Einstein to Lawrence E. Gelfand, Paris, 27 March, 1965.

Lewis Einstein was the first United States official to publicly speak against the genocide of Armenians and his diaries foreshadowed much of what Ambassador Morgenthau wrote in his memoirs a year later. Both works supported each other in giving us invaluable insights into how, and how well, American officials were informed of the Armenian Genocide in 1915.


This 1917 republication has been annotated and includes a new introduction.
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