Fritz Bronsart von Schellendorf

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Friedrich (Fritz) Bronsart von Schellendorf (1864–1950)[1] was a German officer and politician. He was the chief of Staff of the Ottoman Army, part of German military mission in the Ottoman Empire. He is "depicted as the actual initiator of the scheme of the Armenian Genocide".[2]


  1. ^ Deutsches Bundesarchiv
  2. ^ Dadrian, Vahakn N., The history of the Armenian genocide: ethnic conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus. Berghahn Books, New York 2004, ISBN 1-57181-666-6, p.256.