Issue 116

Books

DESPITE evidence to the contrary, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to acknowledge that the Ottomans engaged in a meticulously planned massacre of their Christian citizens in 1915. On April 24, 2021, Joe Biden became the first sitting president to formally recognize the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians along with 750,000 Greeks and 300,000 Assyrians. That followed Resolution 296 which the U.S. Congress passed in 2019 decrying the Turkish “campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians.”

The Parties We Miss

We dipped into our archives and pulled out some amazing images just to savor the big-ticket society events that we covered the past two decades.

East German Spycraft On Display in Leipzig

ARCHIVISTS in Berlin are busy stitching together some 50 million pieces of paper that were shredded or torn up in the final frenzied days of the East German government to hide evidence of communist spying on their fellow citizens. You can visit the scene of the crime.