Eyewitness to Armenian Massacres

2493_2Today, April 24, is being marked in Armenia and the Armenian diaspora as the centennial Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

One of the more riveting testimonies to the massacres appears in the memoirs of a Jewish native of Rishon Lezion, Eitan Belkind (1897-1979), who served in the Ottoman army, and who travelled through Syria and Mesopotamia on army business in the spring of 1915.

On Belkind (pictured), see here. The vivid passage from his memoir (translated from Hebrew by Yair Auron) is here.

(From Martin Kramer’s Facebook page).