Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:59 PM in Nineveh, Assyria
To know your past, is to know yourself.
This flight left some 25,000 Christians in Urmia. All of these sought shelter from massacre. On the other hand, the Kurds were pouring into the plain, urged on and followed by Turkish officers and troops; on the other hand the Moslem villagers set to work robbing and looting, killing men and women and outraging the women.
In several places the Christians defended themselves, but the massacring was not confined to these. Villages that deliberately gave up their arms and avoided any conflict suffered as much as those that fought. The mass of the people fled to the city, and all, including the city people, took refuge in the mission compounds.
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