1922 EI MAVRI VIVLOS (1922 The Black Bible)
Yianni Kapsi
Livani Publishers 1992.
318 pages
Greek

A collection of eye-witness testimοnies from genocide survivors as well as archival material from foreign diplomatic agencies. 

A translated excerpt from the book

My name is Sophia Nicolaou. I am from Ivrindi* of Asia Minor. I along with my husband and 8 year old son Manolaki, escaped to the mill at Gioun-Yiorkes. Suddenly Turkish villagers appeared. They encircled the mill shouting out wildly. Then they broke the door open and attacked us. In front of my now deceased husband and son's eyes they raped me many times. Then they slaughtered my son and with their knives they cut my husband up into pieces. They removed his skin and made me eat his flesh. They shouted at me telling me that if I didn't eat my husband's meat they would slaughter me as well. At that time gun shots could be heard. It was the Turks shooting to signal to their own people that the Hellenic army was approaching. It was the unit of Baluk-Keser. When the Turks heard it they ran. And that's how I was spared. The soldiers found out what I'd been through and took me with them.

Sophia Nicolaou


* Ivrindi was located in the Marmora region of Asia Minor.

Ei Mavri Vivlos, Livani Publishers 1992, p 9.

 

David Lloyd George - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

“...tens of thousands of men, women and children have been deported, and tens of thousands have died. It was pure deliberate extermination.”

House of Commons, 4 August 1922.

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