Harry Steurmer’s book, “Two Battle Years in Constantinople,” is usually a vivid consideration of the massacre that occurred in Armenia. A German correspondent to the Kolner Gazette, Steurmer was appalled with what he found of Armenian deportation, prompting him to create an article for the Gazette that was quickly rejected by the editors. Insistent on fulfilling what he stated in the intro to his publication was his “duty and privilege…to produce a frank assertion from the idea of view of human being civilization…” Steurmer traveled to Switzerland where he rather published a whole book about them. Steurmer’s sense of duty on paper this e book stemmed from the tough blow that the Armenian massacre certainly struck on the European moral and human satisfaction. While looking back again on German responses to the massacre, one questions how a whole nation cannot only remain silent, but ally itself to the perpetrator itself. Does the residents of Germany feel any perception of moral obligation toward the Armenians? If hence, why did they not react to the massacres happening therefore “close” to them. In examining not merely an excerpt from Steurmer’s book but as well the impetus for his publishing it, one discovers that Steurmer was not only sure some German’s sensed a moral obligation toward the Armenians, but had been impeded by the government’s censorship, just as he was, and it had been his duty showing that to all Germans.
World Battle One and the years pursuing marked a supplementary dark time for the Armenians residents of Ottoman ruled