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CSUN History Student Publishes Book Based on His M.A. Thesis

(NORTHRIDGE, Calif., April 11, 2012) -- CSUN History student, Levon Thomassian, converts his master's degree thesis into a publication titled, Summer of '42: A Study of German-Armenian Relations in the Second World War. The May 2012 forthcoming book is being published by Schiffer Books, LTD. and includes the following description:

"Despite the overwhelming contributions made by the Armenians to the Allied war effort, it is widely unknown that at least 18,000 served under the Third Reich. After the war, these so-called collaborators were chastised and indiscriminately labeled as traitors by those unable to grasp the complexity of their circumstances. Largely based on archival research, Summer of '42 attempts to separate fact from fallacy by examining the complex motives, treatment, and history of these Armenians."