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Armenian Refugees Hope Others Will be Rescued from Slavery.

JANUARY18, 1916

GENEVA, Jan 17, (via London.).-- Thirty Armenian refugees, some of them formerly wealthy, have arrived here by way of Egypt and Italy, and others are to follow them.

The Armenians say that it was solely??? owing to the energetic action of the American Consul at Aleppo, who adopted a strong attitude with the Turkish military authorities, that thousands of Armenian lives at Aleppo and in the surrounding regions were saved. They assert that the German Consul, Herr Roesseler, took no action to stay the Turks.

One of the Armenians, a man eighty years of age, said: "America saved us from death, but there are many thousands in our country who are waiting to be saved from slavery. Only America can help us. Thousands of Armenians have crosses the frontier into Russia, but the Armenian national has virtually been annihilated by the Turks."

Jesse B. Jackson is given in the Congressional directory as the American Consul at Aleppo, Syria.

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