The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 januari 1916
Bron: National Library of Australia

The Armenians


Viscount Bryce received the following message from a friend in Armenia, writing from Elistan on January 10:— "Refugees arriving from Mush state as the outcome of an amnesty 1500 Sassun Armenians, forced by famine and cold, surrendered to the authorities at the end of November. By order of the Governor of Mush, the men were massacred, and the women and children drowned in the Euphrates."

The "Westminster Gazette" points out that the message shows the destruction of the Armenian peasantry who fled to the mountains. These people led a peaceful, secluded life in remote valleys.