The Assyrian delegation at the Paris Peace Conference

Racho Donef*

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Abstract

The end of the First World War found Assyrians in disarray. The massacres and the deportations perpetrated by the Ottomans left them with an uncertain future. Yet, there was also a glimmer of hope. Some Assyrians believed that the Paris Peace Conference would deliver some degree of autonomy, if not independence. There was also some expectation that, at the very least, the Assyrians would be compensated for the massacres and the destruction of their homes, churches, and monasteries. The conference failed to deliver any of these potential outcomes. Partly, the reason was inability of the delegates to act in unison and partly it was because the great powers were not interested in resolving the Assyrians’ predicament in this fashion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Assyrian genocide
Subtitle of host publicationcultural and political legacies
EditorsHannibal Travis
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Chapter8
Pages217-238
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781315269832
ISBN (Print)9781138284050
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Modern History
PublisherRoutledge
Volume29

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Donef, R. (2018). The Assyrian delegation at the Paris Peace Conference. In H. Travis (Ed.), The Assyrian genocide: cultural and political legacies (pp. 217-238). (Routledge Studies in Modern History; Vol. 29). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.