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The Massacres of Erzurum or Erzurum Massacres[1] were the massacres of Armenians in the city[2]. Turkish soldiers took an active part in the massacres in Erzurum. [3] The soldiers began a massacre of the Armenians and the Turkish populace joined in the attack. The shops and houses of the Armenians were pillaged.[4]

Over 60,000 Armenians have been butchered. In Trebizond, Erzurum, Yerznka, Hasankale and numberless other places the Christians were crushed like grapes during the vintage.[5]

British consul

Following the massacres of Erzurum of October 30, 1895, a British consul put the hand on two letters sent to his brother and to his parents by a Turkish soldier: [6]

"My brother, if you want news from here, we killed 1,200 Armenians, all tiny rooms in pâtée for dog [... ] Mother, I am healthy and except. Father, twenty days ago, we carried out the war against the Armenian incrédules. By the grace of God, no misfortune arrived to us. The rumour says that our battalion will be dispatched in your part of the world - if it is the case, we will kill all the Armenians there. Other share, 511 Armenians were wounded, and it perishes about it one or two each day. If you want news of the soldiers and bachi bouzouks, not only one did not bleed of the nose [... ] That God blesses you." [6]

See also


  1. TURKISH ATROCITIES - Los Angeles Times - Jul 26, 1890
  2. Erzerum, The Nuttall Encyclopædia,
  3. The Parliamentary Debates - Page 39 by Great Britain Parliament, Great Britain
  4. MASSACRE OF CHRISTIANS. - Washington Post (1877-1954) - Washington, D.C.
  5. The Silence of God - Page 3 by Robert Anderson
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Graphic", 07.12.1895, Massacres of Erzeroum of October 30, 1895


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