The Ambassador's Story: Henry Morgenthau, the Armenian Genocide, and the Problem of Humanitarian Intervention: The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture
Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Margaret Lavinia Anderson, Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Berkeley
Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (1918) depicts the horrors visited on the Armenian people by the Young Turk regime, as well as author Henry Morgenthau's own efforts to thwart the genocide and alert the world. A Critical reading of his memoir and of German diplomatic documents suggests his story was less straightforward. What Morgenthau really said and did in 1915 raises questions about what a state can and should do when another commits genocide.