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**====As the first modern genocide that left a disgusting example to follow, the Armenian Genocide receives little recognition in a world that claims to place human rights as its central focal point. The little attention is an irony within a multiethnic society that claims to be tolerable of diversity, but stays silent on a major historical injustice. Because of the silence, the genocide continues to take form **and our attention needs to be diverted to this NOW. This underpins political violence. ====

**Cohan, 2002 **

(Sarah, teaching tolerance research fellow, "The World Was Silent

A study of the Armenian Genocide raises troubling questions of remembrance and responsibility", Teaching Tolerance, Fall 2012, [[http://www.genocidewatch.org/images/AboutGen_The_World_Was_Silent.pdf-http://www.genocidewatch.org/images/AboutGen_The_World_Was_Silent.pdf]], ~~[September 13, 2014~~], le)


====Remembrance and Denial¶ for that country~’s sovereignty?====
====Denied and repeatedly abused of the right to truth, it~’s even harder to reach healing. It is the struggle of memory against forgetting. Armenian genocidal knowledge is important in a space that teaches of recognition and the acceptance of truth. ====

**Hovannisian, 1999**

**(Richard G, Armenian scholar born into a family of Armenian Genocide survivors, BA and MA from University of California, Berkeley, PhD from UCLA, "The Reality and Relevance of the Armenian Genocide", June 15, 1999, [[**http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/centers/armenian/source109.html-http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/centers/armenian/source109.html]]**, ~~[September 5, 2014~~], le)**
It has been pointed out that genocide shapes not only the outlook of the immediate

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a cardinal part of this engagement is ~’the struggle of memory against forgetting~’."¶
====The silence surrounding the Armenian Genocide makes it the starting point. The debate space is important as an educational setting to facilitate these discussions. ====

**Kentish, 2011**

**(Lucy Kentish, MA from Kingston University in the studies of human rights and genocides, "Genocide Prevention in the Modern Setting: Theory versus practice," Internet Journal of Criminology © 2011 ISSN 2045-6743, [[**http://www.internetjournalofcriminology.com/Kentish_Genocide_Prevention_in_the_Modern_Setting_IJC_July_2011.pdf-http://www.internetjournalofcriminology.com/Kentish_Genocide_Prevention_in_the_Modern_Setting_IJC_July_2011.pdf]]**, ~~[September 7, 2014~~], le)**
Chapter three demonstrated it is the situation that facilitates genocidal participation; thus, in

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of genocide, through education, reconciliation and healing (Staub, 2000).
**====This conspiracy of silence affects younger generations the most. ====**

**Pilafian, 2010**

**(Marni Pilafian, interviewer of a third generation American-Armenian survivor and psychologist, "Hidden Anxiety and the Conspiracy of Silence Suffered by the Families of Armenian Genocide Survivors: An Interview With Armenian Psychologist Dr. Jack Danielian", Armenian Genocide, Mass, October 25, 2010, [[**http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2010/10/25/hidden-anxiety-and-the-conspiracy-of-silence-suffered-by-the-families-of-armenian-genocide-survivors-an-interview-with-armenian-psychologist-dr-jack-danielian/-http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2010/10/25/hidden-anxiety-and-the-conspiracy-of-silence-suffered-by-the-families-of-armenian-genocide-survivors-an-interview-with-armenian-psychologist-dr-jack-danielian/]]**, ~~[September 14, 2014~~], le)**
How much of the family progeny can be affected by this anxiety?

and to great-grandchild.
====The political and ideological motives always lead to the justification of exterminating people and this systematic process devalues personalized stories, dismissing the moral realm. Speaking from an individual, narrative perspective gives voice back to the subject/identity. ====

**Staub, 1999**

Ervin Staub, Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,

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3, 179-192, ~~[September 13, 2014~~], le)
====Evil in groups: genocide and mass killing. ¶ facilitate a speedy evolution to intense violence (staub 1989) ====
====Denial reassures the dehumanization and destruction of the whole identity. Human beings cannot exist as fully human until the perpetrators acknowledge genocide. That recognition begins with the endorsement of the 1AC. ====

**Hovannisian, 2003**

**Richard G, Armenian scholar born into a family of Armenian Genocide survivors, BA and MA from University of California, Berkeley, PhD from UCLA, "Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Confronting the Armenian Genocide", February 24, 2003, pgs. 12-14 ~~[September 6, 2014~~], le)**
The case of the Holocaust stands alone in the bloody record of the twentieth century

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the past and their liberation is dependent on actions of the perpetrator side.
====The 1AC psychodynamic-ally confronts the silence of terror. This is where healing begins. ====

**Pilafian, 2010**

**(Marni Pilafian, interviewer of a third generation American-Armenian survivor and psychologist, "Hidden Anxiety and the Conspiracy of Silence Suffered by the Families of Armenian Genocide Survivors: An Interview With Armenian Psychologist Dr. Jack Danielian", Armenian Genocide, Mass, October 25, 2010, [[**http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2010/10/25/hidden-anxiety-and-the-conspiracy-of-silence-suffered-by-the-families-of-armenian-genocide-survivors-an-interview-with-armenian-psychologist-dr-jack-danielian/-http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2010/10/25/hidden-anxiety-and-the-conspiracy-of-silence-suffered-by-the-families-of-armenian-genocide-survivors-an-interview-with-armenian-psychologist-dr-jack-danielian/]]**, ~~[September 14, 2014~~], le)**
JD: We witness here the wound of genocide in victim and victim-advocates

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presence of a "protective other," such as a psychoanalyst or therapist.

====The pain of the lips translates into everyday life as an Armenian woman. ====

**Okoomian, 2002**

**(Janice, Women Studies professor at Rhode Island College, "Becoming White: Contested History, Armenian American Women, and Racialized", Source: MELUS, Vol. 27, No. 1, Contested Boundaries (Spring, 2002), pp. 213-237, Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)**

**Stable URL: [[**http://www.jstor.org/stable/3250644-http://www.jstor.org/stable/3250644]]**, ~~[September 29, 2014~~], le)**
The pain of the lips is suggestive of the forms of silencing specific¶ to

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same,a combinationof lamb,pekoe tea,mintandbananasI.tmatterednotthementheywerewith,orthe

**====The retelling is refusal to surrender to historical erasure and the positioning to rewrite my body as a blended and digested body. ====**

**Okoomian, 2002**

**(Janice, Women Studies professor at Rhode Island College, "Becoming White: Contested History, Armenian American Women, and Racialized", Source: MELUS, Vol. 27, No. 1, Contested Boundaries (Spring, 2002), pp. 213-237, Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)**

**Stable URL: [[**http://www.jstor.org/stable/3250644-http://www.jstor.org/stable/3250644]]**, ~~[September 29, 2014~~], le)**
Edgarian~’s inscription of Armenian genocide history as¶ originary is strategic, therefore, in

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including those of Genocide trauma, racialization, gendering, and silencing regimes.

**====Silence is a recursive phenomenon. To deny one genocide, denies all. ====**

**Pilafian, 2010**

**(Marni Pilafian, interviewer of a third generation American-Armenian survivor and psychologist, "Hidden Anxiety and the Conspiracy of Silence Suffered by the Families of Armenian Genocide Survivors: An Interview With Armenian Psychologist Dr. Jack Danielian", Armenian Genocide, Mass, October 25, 2010, [[**http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2010/10/25/hidden-anxiety-and-the-conspiracy-of-silence-suffered-by-the-families-of-armenian-genocide-survivors-an-interview-with-armenian-psychologist-dr-jack-danielian/-http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2010/10/25/hidden-anxiety-and-the-conspiracy-of-silence-suffered-by-the-families-of-armenian-genocide-survivors-an-interview-with-armenian-psychologist-dr-jack-danielian/]]**, ~~[September 14, 2014~~], le)**


¶ JD: A larger truth about the genocidal impulse is emerging from all this

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the positions of the United States and Western powers that continues to this day


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