Yervand Karamian

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YERVAND KARAMIAN'S TESTIMONY (Born in 1903, Hadjn)

In 1915, Talaat, Djemal and Enver pashas had come to an agreement and had made their plans together. Thus, when they deported us, they plundered us from all sides and took away all our properties. They attacked us with daggers and brutally slaughtered everybody. In Meskené my aunt and my uncle were victims of an epidemic and they were thrown half dead into the valley. We lamented all those who didn't have a grave.

In 1920, during the self-defense of Hadjn, I was seventeen years old. I was rescued from among the fighters and from the flames of the burning town. Which episode should I say? I don't know!