Swedish newspaper: Germany doesn?€™t want to remember about its role in Armenian Genocide
Germany doesn't want to acknowledge its own role in the Armenian Genocide, the Swedish newspaper Politiken writes.
For a long time, Germany didn't want to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, since it didn't want to spoil its relations with Turkey. And perhaps it also didn't want to remember about its own role and liabilities, the article reads.
"Germany was Turkey's ally in the World War I. The German officers served in the Ottoman military police; [German] diplomats and political functionaries travelled throughout the country. Some of them observed the deportations, while others took part in them. Still others wrote home, urging Germany to interfere.
Reich Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg said: "Our only aim is to keep Turkey on our side until the end of the war, no matter whether as a result Armenians do perish or not."
Debates rise about the fact why Germany hasn't so far acknowledged the happening as a Genocide, like France, for instance. For fear of spoiling relations or because of reluctance to remember about its own role? Discussions have revived more then ever," the article reads.source: