Hearings 67th Cong., 2D Sess

Hearings 67th Cong., 2D Sess

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...Yes. The Chairman. Now, the testimony before the committee is that the very fact that the people hope they can come to the United States leads to a lack of any likelihood that they will settle down in the countries where they are now, and the particular condition which you describe in one place seems to prevail elsewhere, and if they can get relief from friends they hang on month after month. Mr. Montgomery. We have evidence that comes to us from a great many sources that the situation in Asia Minor is very desperate, and I will read a statement from Constantinople from a person whom I consider thoroughly reliable: "It is certain that at the present time the interior of the country is a seething pot and that probably at no time in the past has the treatment of the Christian minorities been so cruel as at the present time." That letter is dated December 15, 1921. I will just read a few extracts from another letter, which, perhaps, you do not care to have taken down in full, an account of incidents in an important interior city that took place in July: "Screaming and crying kept up all night, mainly in the Greek quarter, but also in the Armenian district to some extent. Just at dawn the crying was worse. Women who had been hidden in the shrubbery were discovered. During the night there had been much inquiry on the streets for both our foreman and pharmacist. The foreman went to Saduk Bey's to find out what was wanted, and came back safely. Monday morning the police commissar and two gendarmes came to the gate and took our foreman, our master of the tailor shop, and our foreman bath master. We never saw them again. The gendarme commandant's brother said the foreman was beaten to death." The Chairman. Is your purpose in...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 762g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895010
  • 9781236895011