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Central register: 1916-A-30700
Embassy register: A53a/1916/3367
Edition: Genocide 1915/16
Departure of telegram: 11/13/1916 06:25 PM
Arrival of telegram: 11/13/1916 07:18 PM
Date of entry in central register: 11/13/1916 p.m.
Embassy/consular serial number: Nr. 1191
Translated by: Vera Draack (Translation sponsored by Zoryan Institute)
Last updated: 03/23/2012

From the Chargé d'Affaires at the Embassy in Constantinople (Radowitz) to the German Foreign Office

Telegraphic Report

No. 1191
Constantinople, 13 November 1916
The mass deportation of Armenians from Smyrna began during the past few days. Marshall Liman von Sanders objected on the grounds of military interests. Report follows.


[Telegraphic Directive from the German Foreign Office (Jagow) to the Embassy in Constantinople (No. 1301), 15 November]

Request that you also work as far as possible towards stopping or at least delaying Armenian deportation from Smyrna. As Germany is short of workers, it should be considered whether we suggest to the Sublime Porte that the Armenians be deported to Germany. Please send statement by telegram, particularly concerning rough figure of Armenians in Smyrna.

The United States once again protested here against the deportations of Armenians and urgently requested that we take remedial action.

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