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Posted: 8/9/2014 2:59:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2014 3:04:34 AM EDT by axl]
Absolutely breathtaking book - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Forty_Days_of_Musa_Dagh Turks were still demanding in 2009 (successfully) that no movie be produced about this or anything to do with the Armenia genocide.
In early 2009, reports surfaced that actor Mel Gibson was also considering in directing a documentary and appearing in the adaptation of Werfel's novel but was dissuaded after receiving 3,000 e-mails sent by a Turkish pressure group
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The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (Die vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh) is a 1933 novel by Austrian-Bohemian writer Franz Werfel based on true events that took place in 1915, during the second year of World War I and at the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The novel focuses on the self-defense by a small community of Armenians living in a mountainous region of Hatay Province in the Ottoman Empire—now part of present-day southern Turkey on the Mediterranean coast—as well the events in Istanbul and provincial capitals, where the Young Turk government orchestrated the deportations, concentration camps, and massacres of the empire's Armenian citizens. This policy, as well as who bore responsibility for it, has been controversial and contested since 1915. Because of this, or perhaps in spite of it, the facts and scope of the Armenian Genocide were little known until Werfel’s novel, which entailed voluminous research and is generally accepted as based on historical events
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 4:44:45 AM EDT
Was not familiar with this, thanks for posting it.

Some groups of people are just incompatible with this planet.
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 5:01:39 AM EDT
I've found myself saying history repeats itself a lot lately. Man just does the same shit over and over again. Technology may change and advance...people don't.
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 5:16:15 AM EDT
One of history's hush-hush events.
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 8:55:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By broken_reticle:
Was not familiar with this, thanks for posting it.

Some groups of people are just incompatible with this planet.
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Welcome - again, its a fascinating story of survival.
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 8:59:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2014 9:00:42 AM EDT by Fradaker]
I understand why Turkey is a U.S. strategic ally but I have a huge dislike for the Turks for there bullshit revisionist history.
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 9:07:32 AM EDT
They should not bow to these "pressure groups" and just make the damn film.
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 9:32:25 AM EDT
Thanks for the link
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 9:42:13 AM EDT
One of my best buds from the Army was Armeneian, he fucking HATED Turks.

That lead to some interesting times in Germany.
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