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Posted 31 August 2015 - 11:28 AM


Jirair Tutunjian, Toronto, 30 August 2015

To change the narrative of their litany of lies regarding Turkey's
genocide of 1.5 million Armenians Turkish propagandists occasionally
wander into history swamps to dig up dirt against the Armenian nation.

One of their favorite gimmicks is to exhume the story of Armenians
who fought in the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War. The
Turkish "expose" is intended to depict the Armenian nation as fascist
and anti-Semitic. Of course, the Turks' main target audience is the
Jews. The mud-slinging of the Turks is intended to hurt Armenians
and their Cause by convincing the influential global Jewish community
that Armenians are anti-Semitic.

Some 30,000 Armenians did join the German army in the '40s along with
more than a million of other non-Germans.

When they lobe mud at Armenians, the Turkish falsifiers neglect to
mention the below ten salient facts while exaggerating the role of the
Armenische Legion, Gen. Trasdamad (Tro) Kananyan, and Karekin Njteh.

1. The overwhelming majority of the members of the Armenians fighting
on the German side were prisoner of war from the Red Army. They had
two choices: death/slavery or "volunteer" conscription in the German
army. Turks also never fail to mention the leadership of Tro, who had
come from the U.S. to fight alongside the Germans but don't mention
that the rest of the other Armenian military leaders were ex-Red
Army officers (Haig Asatryan, Gevorg Karapetyan, Serge Sarkeev,
Serge Donoyan, Hakob Chalayev, Vazgen Atoyan...) who were POWs.

2. As the German army was rushing east by south east to the Baku
oilfields, it was obvious that to get to its destination it had
to go through Armenia. The nefarious Turkish media, hoping for
eventual German victory, began fabricating "scholarly" articles that
Armenians were a Semitic race... thus Germans should eliminate them
as they marched through Soviet Armenia. To neutralize the potential
of yet another Armenian holocaust within 25 years, the Berlin-based
representatives of Tashnag (Armenian Revolutionary Federation--ARF)
Armenians hastily signed an agreement with the Germans promising
that Armenian volunteers would fight on the German side against the
Soviets. Thus Armenians would be kosher in Aryan German eyes, so to
speak. The ARF central bureau repudiated the agreement but the damage
had been done.

In other words, a major blame for Armenian participation in the German
war effort was because of Turkish falsehood and genocidal propaganda.

3. While it's true that Tro did lead the Armenian Legion on the Eastern
Front against the Red Army, most Armenian soldiers were stationed in
Holland an in the Belgium where they saw little action, if any. As
well, 7,000 were in logistical and other non-combat units.

Hitler didn't trust the Armenians or the Georgians (also 30,000
volunteers). He said: "I don't know about those Georgians...They do
not belong to the Turkic people...I consider only the moslims [sic]
to be reliable...For the time being I consider the formation of these
battalions of purely Caucasian peoples very risky...I don't trust
Armenians either."

4. Not a justification but an explanation: Many Armenians joined
the Germans because the latter had promised to liberate Armenia and
even return Western Armenia and Cilicia to Armenia. For a nation
which had been hit by the severest blow in its 4,000-year history,
the dream of a restored Armenia had undeniable appeal. The German
promise was hammered in the "HAYASTAN" magazine which was published
for the Armenian soldiers.

Perhaps embarrassed/ashamed of their participation, many Armenians
joined under false names or Germanized their names. Others destroyed
their identity papers.

5. When talking about Armenian participation in the German army,
Turkish propagandists don't mention that hundreds of thousands of
Turkic people also joined the German army. Turkmens, Uzbeks, Kazakhs,
Kyrgyzs, Kara kalpaks, Tajiks, Dagestanis, Chechens, Ingushes and
Lezgis participation in the German war effort was tens of times
larger than that of the Armenians. According to German sources, the
Azeris--fellow Turks--contributed 70,000 soldiers (under Gen. Magomed
Nabi Oglu Israfilov) to the German army.

6. Turks also don't mention that Indians, Mongols, Arabs, Turkish
Bosniacs, Romanians, Volga Tatars, Croatians, Czechs, Hungarians,
Danes, Finns, Greeks, Norwegians, Swedes, Spaniards, the British
and the French, Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, black Africans,
Japanese, Buddhists from Southeast Asia and even the son of Chiank
Kai Shek joined the German army. There was also a Deutsch-Arabische
Kommande Truppe made up of Arab volunteers from Morocco, Algeria,
and Tunisia. The largest (close to 800,000) participation was from
Russia/ Ukraine which was made up of Red Army soldiers and White
Russians from Western Europe who wanted to restore the Romanoffs.

7. Jewish soldiers serving in the Red Army and captured as POWs were
saved by the Armenische Legion. As well, Josef Moisevich Kogan, a
Jewish soldiers captured by the Germans, noted the help he received
from an Armenian doctor serving in the 812 Battalion.

8. The Turks assiduously avoid mentioning that from 500,000 to
650,000 Soviet Armenians took part in the Second World War. An
estimated 300,000 Armenian fighters and 30,000 civilians were killed
in the war, in addition to countless wounded. The Armenian losses
were one of the highest per capita among the Soviet republics. At
the end of the war the high casualty rate, which reduced Armenia's
population, almost doomed Armenia to lose its status as a republic
and potentially become an "autonomous" region incorporated into one
of the neighbouring Soviet countries. In addition, Artsakh Armenians,
as part of the Azeri army, were at the forefront of the fighting.

9. Turks don't mention that despite their small numbers, Armenians were
fourth among Soviet nations in the number of generals of the air force,
navy and artillery unit. Among the senior Soviet military were Field
Marshal Ivan Paghramian, Marshal of Aviation Armenak Khaneriants,
Chief Marshal of the Armored Troops of the Soviet Union Hamazasp
Babajanian, Admiral Ivan Isakov. And thousands of Armenian soldiers
received some 80,000 medals and awards for their contribution to the
defeat of Hitler's army.

10. Turks don't mention that more than 10,000 North American
Armenians took part in both theatres--Europe and Pacific--of the
Second World War.

One of the most prominent military leaders was Brigadier General
Haig Shekerjian, born in Adabazar, near Izmir. Perhaps Turks should
boast that a "Turk" had defended America. Some 1,200 French-Armenian
partisans fought the Nazis. Missak Manouchian, a poet, was a Resistance
leader in France and was killed by the Nazis. France has honored him
with stamps, feature movies, documentaries, etc. Elsewhere in Europe,
1,000 Armenian partisans in Greece and about the same number in Holland
fought on the Allied side. Armenian partisans also fought everywhere
from Italy to Czechoslovakia. Furthermore, Turks conveniently neglect
to mention the highly decorated "Sassuntsi-Davit" tank Regiment that
was engaged in the war on the eastern front. The regiment was named
after the hero of the medieval Armenian national epic Daredevils of
Sasun. It was funded entirely by diaspora Armenians living, among
other countries, in Argentina, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, India,
Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan and the United States.

Consistent with their record as genocidiers and as genocide-deniers,
Turkish propagandists habitually shrink mountains into mole hill and
make mountains out of mole hill--depending what they want to falsify.



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:14 PM

This makes it sound as though the ORCs are a bunch of filthy, creepy, lying, scum, who lack even a pinch of human dignity or honesty.

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