Day archives: February 3rd, 2019

Photo of Armenians of Van at a Bakery – 1915

Photo of Armenians of Van at a Bakery

This photograph of Armenians surrounded by Turkish soldiers gathered at Van’s public bakery in the hope of getting bread was published in the first edition of the memoirs of former US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Henry Sr. Morgenthau. The caption for the photograph states: “Without warning, these people were evicted from their homes and …

Lecture of Armin Wegner on the Deportation of Armenians in Turkey – Slap in the Face for the Son of the Ambassador of Turkey

Lecture of Armin Wegner on the Deportation of Armenians in Turkey

In 1915-1917, famous German writer Armin Theophil Wegner served in the Ottoman Empire (in northern Mesopotamia) in the detachment of Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz as a correspondent for the German media and medical officer. A witness to the Armenian Genocide, he personally saw the caravans of deported Armenians and took about 200 photos. After …