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Niepage, Martin Dr. / The horrors of Aleppo . . seen by a German eyewitness
(1916)

The horrors of Aleppo,   pp. [3]-24 PDF (5.9 MB)


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THE HORRORS OF
ALEPPO
SEEN BY A GERMAN EYEWITNESS.
(A word to Germany's Accredited RepreseItatives
by Dr. Martin Niepage, Higher Grade Teacher
in the German Technical School at Aleppo,
at present at Wernigerode.)
WHEN I returned to Aleppo in September,
19I5, from a three months' holiday at Beirout,
I heard with horror that a new phase of Armenian
massacres had begun which were far more
terrible than the earlier massacres under Abd-ul-
Hamid, and which aimed at exterminating,
root and branch, the intelligent, industrious, and
progressive Armenian nation, and at transferring
its property to Turkish hands.
Such monstrous news left me at first in-
credulous. I was told that, in various quarters
of Aleppo, there were lying masses of half-
starved people, the survivors of so-called "de-
portation convoys." In order, I was told, to
cover the extermination of the Armenian nation
with a political cloak, military reasons were being
put forward, which were said to make it neces-
sary to drive the Armenians out of their native
seats, which had been theirs for 2,500 years, and


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