Genocides past and present 

A Turkish official, tormenting starving Armenian children with a piece of bread. (Wikipedia)

The Armenian Genocide

The books by Taner Akcam are particularly interesting to me because he is Turkish: the Turkish Government denies the Armenian Genocide and Nazi Germany used this concept against all people they thought were expendable….

 The Turkish Kristallnacht


Dr. Aykan Erdemir (…..outspoken defender of pluralism, minority rights, and religious freedoms in the Middle East)


 Anti-Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire

King Leopold II of Belgium  

Genocide in Soviet Karelia

Stalin's Terror and the Finns of Soviet Karelia

Katyn: The Massacre Stalin Tried To Blame On The Nazis - ( and now under Putin: Smolensk plane crash 2011 report 'was result of doctored evidence).


- Stalin's Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 

Stalin's Murders

 - Goodreads

East Timor: Media Turned Their Backs on Genocide

Italian Fascists in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Red Terror Survivor to Document Atrocities Online

Jasenovac-Serbian Holocaust

Mao's Famine

Literature about Pol Pot

Hitler's Genocide

Deportation of Crimean Tatars ordered by Stalin

Putin Resurrects Stalinist Policy Towards Crimean Tatars

Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People


Massacres during the Greek War of Independence

The Jihad Against the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Christians


Frank Dikkoter (Website)

Mao's Great Leap to Famine (Dikotter, Article)

Genocide in the 20th Century: Massacres in Tibet: 1966-76

Cultural Genocide of Tibet

Canada Tibet Committee

Bystanders to the Holocaust: A Re-evaluation/David Cesarani

American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World/David E Stannard

Taking Hawaii: How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff

Genocide Book Lists - Goodreads

Popular Genocide Books - Goodreads

End Genocides



The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

The article below is a pointless excuse regarding the Fourth Crusade (A type of argument such as “the Greeks asked for it” attitude, or "it was their (the Greeks’) fault"; I have read words to that effect and was appalled, and if I find these passages again I will quote them here including the authors):

Reflections on the Sack of Constantinople in 1204 and Lesser-Known Byzantine Atrocities

 Apologists still don’t get the damage this Crusade has caused in Europe and to this day we’re still feeling the remnants; 

Here is more information about the sack by the Latins:

 Following the death of Manuel I in 1180, his widow, the Latin princess Maria of Antioch, acted as regent to her infant son Alexios II Komnenos. Her regency was notorious for the favoritism shown to Latin merchants and the big aristocratic land-owners, and was overthrown in April 1182 by Andronikos I Komnenos, who seized the crown.[1][11] Almost immediately, his actions spilled over into violence towards the Latins, and after entering the city's Latin quarter a mob of his supporters began attacking the inhabitants.[12]

Many had anticipated the events and escaped by sea.[3] However, Cardinal John, the papal legate, was beheaded and his head was dragged through the streets at the tail of a dog.[3]

A few years later, Andronikos I was deposed, handed over to a mob, tortured, and summarily executed in the Hippodrome by Latin soldiers.)

I thinks it’s important to know Belisarius and the sack of Naples happened in 536 and at that time Constantinople was more Latin and than Greek; it was not until around 610 to 641 when the Emperor Heraclide Greek the official language.

A far as atrocities go just tell me who wasn’t cruel in the Middle Ages, and one can hardly say the Greeks were the worst.  Catholics in particular have no right to say this as they were notoriously cruel

The Book by Ernle Bradford called “The Great Betrayal: The Story of the Fourth Crusade” is uncommonly more sympathetic towards the Greeks.  Niketas Choniates actually lived through that period and partly blamed the idle rich  who took no interest in what was happening, who only enjoyed their lavish lifestyles; nevertheless he claims the Ottomans never showed such utter disrespect towards the Byzantines as the Catholics did: 

“O City of Byzantium(free download)

Reflections on the Sack of Constantinople in 1204 and Lesser-Known Byzantine Atrocities

Incidentally, another terrible massacre by the Catholic Christians which I find very hard to stomach is the Conquest of the Inca

© Maria Los 2019