Home Page
 

 Genocide Memorials
 Photo Collections
 Press Coverage
 Sample Documents
 Genocide Map
 Genocide FAQ
 Encyclopedia
 Entries
 Chronology
 Site Map
 Background
 Reading
 Related
 Organizations


Online Exhibits

Centuries of Genocide

America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915
 

Report from a German missionary on the massacre of Armenians from Erzerum, July 31, 1915


Telegram Received.
From Constantinople
Dated July 31, 1915
Recd. August 3, 10 AM.

Secretary of State,
Washington.

898, July 31, 5 p.m.

My 841 and 858. Doctor Lepsius, President of German-Orient Mission which maintains six Armenian orphan asylums in Turkey, has information from reliable source that Armenians, mostly women and children, deported from the Erzerum district, have been massacred near Kemakh between Erzinghan and Harput. Similar reports comes from other sources showing that but few of these unfortunate people will ever reach their stated destination. Their lot inexpressibly pitiable. The Doctor proposes to submit matter to International Red Cross for common action to try to induce Germany to demand cessation of these horrors. He earnestly requests access to information Embassy has on file. Will give him if department has no objection.

MORGENTHAU,
American Ambassador


RG59, 867.4016/83



 


 
 
 
  Armenian National Institute
734 15th Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
 
  tel: (202) 383-9009        e-mail: info@ani-dc.org
 
  Copyright © 1998-2016 Armenian National Institute. Read copyright notice and disclaimer.