Contrast his conclusion to the following:"But accusations of genocide demand authentic proof of an official policy of ethnic extermination. Vahakn Dadrian has made high-profile claims that Major Stange and the Special Organization were the instruments of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Documents not utilized by Dadrian, though, discount such an allegation."
138.Renaissance and Journal d' Orient, 6 April 1919, and Renaissance, 1 May 1919.According to a newspaper report of 20 May 1919, Suleyman Faik Pa§a, deputy commander of the Second Army Corps in the Harput region and former lieutenant gove: nor of Harput, was still in possession of the document containing Mahmut Kamil Pa§a's order to eliminate all Armenians.138 Corroborating evidence is provided in a report by German officer Stange, who claimed that Faik Pa§a told him he had received deportation order-from Kamil Pa§a. The massacres in the region, Stange reported, were coordinated by Hilmi Bey, the Unionist "inspector," Bahaettin §akir Bey, and Seyfullah Bey, deputy for Erzurum (the three of them worling on behalf of the party), as well as by Hulusi Bey, the police chief and Mahmut Kamil Pa§a.139
139. PA-AA(German Foreign Office, Political Archive [also appears as DE/PA-AA])/Bo. Kons./B. 170, Report by Stange, dated 23 August 1915.
Akcam, Taner; trans. Paul Bessemer. A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility Henry Holt and Company (New York, 2006) p. 172.
Again the Erickson article makes no use of German archives. The Dadrian article mentions Erickson relies on translations and Turkish military connections. Instead Erickson presents his sources and the way he obtained them as a new method to deny the Armenian genocide in that article.