ISSN 1829-4618

THE HUMANITARIAN TREATMENT OF THE ARABS TOWARDS THE WESTERN ARMENIAN SURVIVORS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE ACCORDING TO THE TESTIMONIES OF THE EYEWITNESS SURVIVORS

By: Verjiné Svazlian, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of NAS RA

The eyewitness survivors of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923), who, for the most part are no longer alive presently, narrated in every detail, during my recordings, the historico-political circumstances of the first genocide perpetrated in the 20th century.
Except the Armenian eyewitness survivors, in 1999, the facts about the Armenian Genocide are testified also by the Arab desert inhabitants.
Both in the Syrian deserts and in the territory of Turkey, thanks to the kind Arab Bedouins, numerous generations of Armenians exist up to the present day, having lost their mother tongue, changed their names and even apostatized; nevertheless, they still remember the national identity of their ancestors.
Following the Armenian Genocide, in the years 1915-1923, thousands of homeless and motherland-deprived miserable Armenians have found a warm, hospitable treatment by the governments of Arab countries (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, etc.). Taking advantage of that hospitable behavior, hundreds of thousands of Armenians have started a new life in those countries.

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