10 July 2007
The image below has been appropriated by Armenians as "evidence" of the Turks' cruelty, frequently along with legend, "1915-1917." It has been published on the cover of a book/pamphlet, "Der Volkermord an den Armeniern vor Gericht" ("The Armenian Genocide on Trial"), accompained by a picture of Talat Pasha, the Ottoman Minister of the Interior... who is accused by Armenians of having masterminded the Armenia "Genocide."
The cover photograph is credited as showing "Turkish barbarism" within the book's inner pages. The same (photograph was enlarged and shown to the Canadian public in the 1970's, in the Yerevan Pavillion at the annual Metro International Caravan festivities in Toronto, as proof of the Armenian "Genocide.") It appears Turkish Professor Tiirkkaya Ataov got to the bottom of this particular forgery... based on the other forgery-exposing articles featured on this site, such exposures seem to be a specialty of Dr. Ataov's. According to Dr. Ataov's "An Armenian Falsification," 1980's "Der Volkermord an den Armenien vor Gericht" was originally called Prozess Talaat Pascha." and offered to the German reader in 1921 [Berlin, Deutsche Verlangsgesallschaft fur Politik und Geschichte] by none other Armin Theophil Wegner.
(The "photo" below appeared also in 1352 copies of a "well published" book entitled The Massacre of Armenians (Katliami Ermeniyan), by Ismail Ra'in, 1979 Iran...supported by "some Armenian circles during the Shah's time." The Persian legend under the photograph says: Serha-yi eramene-ike katliam shudend der sal 1917 (or "the skulls of Armenians massacred in the year 1917"); in addition, in the professor's words: (A certain "Committee for Support to Max Hrair Kilnjian" (Comite de Soutien a Max Hrair Kilndjian), based in Marseille, France, printed cards for distribution,on one side of which the same picture appears. Such a drive for reproduction and posting shows that such) falsifications reach the level of "industry" as a result of the zeal of certain Armenian quarters in France.
Further, the daily Nova-Svetlina, dated April 23, 1985, of Bulgaria, published an article entitled "Tragic Memories" (Tragichni Spomeni) and signed by an Armenian, M. Sofian (See Annex 9). It reproduces the same pictures with the following legend: "The terrifying traces of barbaric massacres of the Armenians in Turkey in the year 1915"
In reality, the photograph was prepared from the painting (shown above) created in (1871 ?)... forty three years before the alleged massacres... by the Russian artist, Vassili Vereshchagin (1842-1904). The name of this painting is "The Apotheosis of War", and it hangs in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Courtesy of Miss Gunseli Basar, (1952 Ex-Europe Beauty Queen)
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