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A PERFECT INJUSTICE: Genocide and Theft of Armenian Wealth

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by Hrayr S. Karagueuzian and Yair Auron

Turkey has consistently denied that it ever employed a policy of intentional destruction of Armenians. In 1914 there were around 2 million Armenians living in Turkey. Today only a few thousand Armenians remain in Istanbul and none elsewhere in Turkey. Armenian sites in Turkey, including churches, have been neglected, desecrated, looted, destroyed, or requisitioned for other uses, while Armenian place names have been erased or changed. No adequate reparation for the deeds committed against the Armenians can ever be made. But resolving claims with respect to stolen property is a symbolic gesture toward victims and their heirs. This book is an essential contribution to understanding why the issue of stolen Armenian wealth remains unresolved after all these years--a topic addressed for the first time in this volume.

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