40050 - Lemkin’s reference to the Armenians and the Greeks

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

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Question: Would you integrate the acts carried out under the German occupation within the genocidal context?

Lemkin: The cases to which you are referring to, are generally known at this point of time, but why should we forget about the massacre imposed upon the Armenians and the Greeks? And what should we say about the pogroms of Tsarist Russia, of Romania and of Hungary? We could’ve in this manner place in a row a large number of States, where acts of genocide occurred not only in the Medieval period, but during the Modern Epoch as well.