He further confuses us by putting quotation marks around genocide. My great paternal grandmother entertained a Turkish official in her home as the Armenian genocide was going on in 1919. When she asked him: 'What will become of us?', he replied: 'You see, madam, first you harvest the wheat and then the barley'. She later lost her home and many family members. My maternal grandfather was forced to perform German exercises (ie endless walks into the Anatolian heartland, as the German military recommended), and he lost his first family.
As the Bosnian tragedy is continuing, is it really so strange that Greeks want to keep the memory alive, not only for ourselves, but for mankind as well?
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