Mohammad Gholi Majd // The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia, 1917-1919
The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia, 1917-1919
By Mohammad Gholi Majd
University Press of America
As many as eight to ten million Persians perished because of starvation and disease during the famine of 1917-1919, making it the greatest calamity in Persia's history. In this book, Mohammad Gholi Majd argues that Persia was the greatest victim of World War One and also the victim of possibly the worst genocide of the twentieth century. Using U.S. State Department records, as well as Persian and British sources, Majd describes and documents a veritable holocaust about which practically nothing has been written. It is the first book in Majd's World War I trilogy.