Armenian Atrocities Committee
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The Armenian Atrocities Committee (AAC) was founded in New York in September 1915 in order to initiate relief measures and organize support in light of the Armenian Genocide. It was founded on the initiative of Henry Morgenthau Sr. (1856–1946) who served as the American ambassador in the Ottoman Empire between 1913 and 1916. Morgenthau used his position to u…

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Lutz Fiedler, Leipzig, “Armenian Atrocities Committee”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 21 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0048>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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