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Morgenthau, Henry / The tragedy of Armenia
(1918)

The greatest horror in history,   pp. 3-[16] ff. PDF (4.0 MB)


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EXTERMINATION OF MALES
"It was that very afternoon that I received the
first terrible reports, but I did not fully believe
them. A few millers and bakers, whose services
were needed by the Government, had remained
and they received the news first. The men
had all been tied together and shot outside of
the town. The women and children were taken
to the neighbouring villages, placed in houses by
the hundred, and either burned alive or thrown
into the river.  (Our buildings being in the
main quarter of the town we could receive the
news quite promptly.) Furthermore, one could
see women and children pass by with blood
streaming down, weeping. . . . Who can de-
scribe such pictures ? Add to all this the sight
of burning houses and the smell of many burning
corpses.
MURDER OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
"Within a week everything was nearly over.
The officers boasted now of their bravery, in that
they had succeeded in exterminating the whole
Armenian race. Three weeks later, when we left
Mush, the villages were still burning. Nothing
that belonged to the Armenians, either in the
city or in the villages, was allowed to remain.
" In Mush alone there were 25,000 Armenians;
besides, Mush had 800 villages with a large
Armenian population.
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