Special Cable -nyt19150924b
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. ALEXANDRIA, Sept.23, (Dispatch to The London Morning Post.)--British refugees from Urfa who arrived in Alexandria yesterday brought terrible tales of suffering of interned allied subjects. They were not supplied with food, furniture, or servants, and were housed in an Armenian monastery the monks in which had been massacred.
They witnessed the Armenian massacres of Aug. 19 Urfa was the center of ghastly scenes. The Turks systematically murdered men and turned women and children out into the desert, where thousands perished of starvation.
The last batch of women and children left Urfa on Aug. 24. They were delayed a fortnight at Alexandretta awaiting a ship in fifthly quarters and half starved. They finally embarked for Alexandria in an American warship.
Two hundred Jewish refugees from Juffa also arrived yesterday and 400 determined on the extermination of Zionists, and has sworn no Jews will reenter Palestine.
A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922