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Source: DE/PA-AA/R14085
Central register: 1914-A-36210
Edition: Genocide 1915/16
Date of entry in central register: 12/26/1914 p.m.
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Translated by: Vera Draack (Translation sponsored by Zoryan Institute)
Last updated: 03/23/2012

From the President of the Board of the German-Armenian Society (Johannes Lepsius) to the Foreign Office

Privat Correspondence

Potsdam, 22 December 1914

We request that the enclosed letter, which contains our letter to the Armenian Patriarch, and the enclosed letter to Dr. Max Zimmer [Handwritten note by Zimmermann: "Letter to Dr. Zimmer and the Consulate in Smyrna sent by courier on 26 December." Furthermore: "Also a letter to the German Consulate in Smyrna."], as well as a letter to the German Consulate in Smyrna be sent by courier to the German Embassy in Constantinople.

At the same time, we enclose a receipt from Dr. Liparit on the receipt of M. 900 which we received through the cashier's office of the German Mission for the Orient.

Yours faithfully,

The Board of the German-Armenian Society

Dr. Johannes Lepsius


Potsdam, 22 December 1914

In accordance with the guidelines given to us orally during a meeting, we have instructed Dr. Liparit to work on the Armenian Patriarch, the leaders of the Dashnagtsutiun Party and the leading Armenian circles in Constantinople so that the Armenian people, in close connection with Turkey, will use its national strength to achieve a victory for the Ottoman forces and, wisely realising its own interests, support the Turkish government with all its strength in the implementation of all measures and military operations in the provinces occupied by Armenians. As far as possible, Dr. Liparit will also take up contact with the Dashnagtsutiun's foreign contacts.

We request that the German Foreign Office inform the embassy in Constantinople of the purpose of Dr. Liparit's journey and recommend him to the ambassador.

The Board of the German-Armenian Society

Johannes Lepsius

[From Zimmermann to the Embassy in Constantinople (No. 901), 26 December]

Respectfully sent to the – title – Ambassador in Constantinople for his information. Dr. Liparit Nasariantz is leaving for Turkey today. The enclosed letter addressed to [Your … etc.] includes a letter from the German-Armenian Society to the Armenian Patriarch.

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