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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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" We left for Mezreh. The soldiers who accom-
panied us showed us with pride where and how
and how manty women and children they bad
killed.
"We were very pleased to see, upon our arrival
at Harput, that the orphanages were full. This
was, however, all that could be said. Mamuret-
ul-Aziz has become the cemetery of all the
Armenians; all the Armenians from the various
vilayets were sent there, and those who had not
died on the way came there simply to find their
graves.
TORTURES OF VICTIMS
"Another terrible thing in Mamuret-ul-Aziz
was the tortures to which the people had been
subjected for two months; and they had gene-
rally treated so harshly the families of the better
class. Feet, hands, chests were nailed to a
piece of wood; nails of fingers and toes were
torn out; beards and eyebrows pulled out;
feet were hammered with nails, as they do with
horses; others were hung with their feet up
and heads down over closets. . . . Oh ! How
one would wish that all these facts were not
true. In order that people outside might not
hear the screams of agony of the poor victims,
men stood around the prison wherein these
atrocities were committed, with drums and
whistles.
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