Rescue Homes for Armenians

The recent massacre of Armenians in Turkey was conducted very systematically, for there is evidence of identical procedure from over forty places in the Empire.  They are too numerous to be detailed here and there is no object in multiplying the monotonous tale or horror, for the uniform directions from Constantinople were carried out with remarkable exactitude by local authorities.  Only two cases are reported of officials who refused to obey the government’s instructions.  One was the local governor of Everek, in the district of Kaisarich, and he was at once replaced by a more pliable successor.  Nearly a million Christians were wiped out, and the plight of the million left alive moved President Wilson to proclaim October 22 as a day in which money should be taken up for the victims.

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