1915-09-25-DE-001
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Source: DE/PA-AA/R14088
Publication: DuA Dok. 175
Central register: 1915-A-28578
Edition: Genocide 1915/16
Date of entry in central register: 10/02/1915 a.m.
Embassy/consular serial number: No. 586
Translated by: Linda Struck (Translation sponsored by Zoryan Institute)
Last updated: 04/22/2012


From the Ambassador in Extraordinary Mission in Constantinople (Hohenlohe-Langenburg) to the Reichskanzler (Bethmann Hollweg)

Report



No. 586
Pera, 25 September 1915

Previous reports No. 549, [A 26474/A 27578 presented to Mr. Rosenberg. A 27200 enclosed.] 580, 565.

Further reports by the Imperial Consuls in Adana and Aleppo confirm that the well-known telegraphic instructions by the Porte for the improvement of the fate of the deported Armenians have on the whole not fulfilled their purpose due to the various exceptions to the privileges granted, which the Porte itself made at the beginning and later, and also due to the despotism of the provincial authorities.

In Adana, as Dr. Buege reported on 13th inst., widows, orphans, soldiers’ families, even the sick and blind were to be deported.

At the same time, Mr. Roessler reports from Aleppo that despite the order of the Porte to provide the deportees with food, the majority of them would die of hunger as the authorities were not in a position to organise such mass provisions.

Recently the following telegram was received from Mr. Roessler on 18th inst.:


Talaat Bey, to whom I have pointed out these circumstances, has willingly offered his help; however, I can hardly believe that the orders of the Central Office will bring about any considerable improvement in the position of the deported Armenians.

Hohenlohe


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