1916-06-29-DE-001
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Source: DE/PA-AA/R14092
Central register: 1916-A-18552
Edition: Genocide 1915/16
Date of entry in central register: 07/14/1916 p.m.
Embassy/consular serial number: K.No. 65/No. 1822
Translated by: Vera Draack (Translation sponsored by Zoryan Institute)
Last updated: 04/03/2012


From the Consul in Aleppo (Roessler) to the Reichskanzler (Bethmann Hollweg)

Report



K.No. 65 / No. 1822
Aleppo, 29 June 1916
On 20 April, Sister Beatrice Rohner, who works here to alleviate the Armenian disaster, sent an indigenous intermediary agent from Aleppo to the Euphrates area to distribute money there among the deported and to give further aid. After his return on 20 June and based on his statement, she drew up the report respectfully enclosed in transcript, which unfortunately once again gives evidence that the slow and agonizing process of extermination is still being carried on.

Deportation began once again in Aleppo on 19 June, at first under the pretext that all those "dangerous to the health of others" had to be removed, then that all the "suspects" could not be allowed to remain, whereby distinctions are not always made between newcomers and those residing in the town, although according to former promises the latter are to be exempt from deportation. The promise that Protestants and Catholics are to be spared is also not always kept. Rather, everything is left to the complete arbitrariness of the police authorities.

I am sending the same report to the Imperial Embassy in Constantinople.


Roessler

Enclosure


[The enclosure tallies with the enclosure in Doc. 1916-07-22-DE-002, translated by the American embassy in Constantinople, with some omissions that have been added there in square brackets and italics.]



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