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Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:26    PDF Print E-mail
Becoming someone else…

Genocide and kidnapped Armenian women.

The policy of genocide against the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire started with the annihilation of the male population and subsequent deportation the rest of the people into the Syrian deserts. These deportations quickly turned into “death marches”. Deportation caravans mostly consisted of old people, women and children.

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Written by Hye Etch    Sunday, 05 July 2009 07:01    PDF Print E-mail
Personal Experiences & Stories
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The following stories and eye witness accounts by foreigners, missionaries and survivors of the first genocide of the 20th century, were recorded during and after the Armenian genocide. To read the complete stories, please click on the underlined words.
  • Henry Riggs, a third generation American missionary in the Ottoman Empire, wrote "Days of Tragedy in Armenia" after his departure from Harpoot (Kharpert) in 1917. This account, which was never fully edited, was submitted in 1918 to an American government commission investigating various aspects of World War I, including the destruction of Armenian communities in the Ottoman Empire. These reports supplemented the United States State Department's own diplomatic and consular records, written by American officials, on the Armenian Genocide. - Rev. Riggs avoided mentioning a number of people by name in his narrative. This was presumably to maintain some sense of anonymity for the victims of Genocide, and to safeguard the well-being of certain individuals who still remained in the Ottoman Empire in 1917.
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Hymns and Poems Through Which the Armenians Have Cried Out Against their Persecution

December 4, 1915

IN this time of bitter grief among the Armenian people, readers of THE SURVEY may like to look into their thoughts and aspirations as revealed in their poetry. For among the people of many nationalities that have been flung into the American melting pot, the Armenians have one of the most interesting and heroic histories.

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