The Spirit of Survival : Armenians through the Camera's Eye
Exhbit Label:
GENOCIDE BEGINS
Kharpert, Historic Armenia, Ottoman Empire, 1915
Photographer unknown
Armenians are marched out of town under the guard of armed Turkish soldiers to prison in nearby Mezireh. Knowing the Turks intended to kill them, the Armenians set fire to the prison, killing themselves, rather than die at the hands of the Turks.
Credit Line:
Courtesy of an Anonymous Photo Donor
Photo ID#:
ANONYMOUS 1–83
Place:
Kharpert/Harput/Elazig/Kharpert Vilayet/Mamuretulaziz Vilayet/Ottoman Empire/Turkey
Date:
1915
Photographer:
Unknown
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