Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Armenian Genocide at 100--It Could Have Been Worse, If Not For America

The U.S. effort to save the Armenians, Near East Relief, deserves to be praised more prominently. The refugees were resettled around the Middle East, fed, clothed, housed, & given remoralizing work to do. It and Herbert Hoover's American Relief Administration, which conducted famine relief in the Soviet Union, were among the biggest humanitarian projects of that era. So much so that wits in Kiev said that ARA stood for "Amerike Ratevet Aleman"--"America Rescues Everyone".