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Series
Course of Our Times, The
Program
Western World And Its Reaction To Genocide, The
Program Number

22

Series Description

Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

Program Description

“There have been destructive wars in every era. But it was left to the enlightened twentieth century to witness the planned destruction of whole peoples simply because of the blood that flowed in their veins. Almost forgotten now is the tragedy in the early years of World War I, of the Armenian people, where more than one and a quarter million were systematically slaughtered by the Turks. The Nazis perfected the technique of annihilation in their passion to exterminate the Jews, and they combined the barbarism of the middle ages with the technical efficiency of this scientific era. Their toll was six million. The tragedies of such horrors were unspeakable enough. What compounded the horror was the virtual indifference of the so-called civilized world, including the professed humanitarians of the great democratic states. This chapter discusses the Armenian and Jewish tragedies and the impact on the civilized nations who apparently reacted in terms of Stalin’s dictum: ‘The misfortune of a family is a tragedy; the misfortune of millions of families is a statistic.’”

Duration

00:32:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Educational
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Western World And Its Reaction To Genocide, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 19, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2499C93FBDC48A4822A2081B26E835C.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Western World And Its Reaction To Genocide, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 19, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2499C93FBDC48A4822A2081B26E835C>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Western World And Its Reaction To Genocide, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2499C93FBDC48A4822A2081B26E835C
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