The Pains of Nineveh
Year of the Sword: The Assyrian Christian Genocide, A History
by Joseph Yacoub, tr. James Ferguson
Oxford University Press, 2016
(295 pages, $29.95, hardcover)
reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
After World War II, the Assyrian genocide of 1915 fell into oblivion, although ten years earlier, in 1935, the League of Nations had declared, “It is probable that there is no human community in relative terms that has suffered trials and blows comparable to those endured by that small group, both Nation and Church, that bears the name of Assyrian.” Indeed, nearly half the population of this people was exterminated about a century ago.
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