1,000,000 GREEKS KILLED?
Trebizond Merchant Puts Victims of "Turco-Germans" at That Figure.
The New York Times.
Jan 1, 1918.
At least 1,000,000 Greeks, men, women,
and children, have perished as the re-
sult of organized massacres and de-
portations by "the Turco-Germans" in
Asiatic Turkey, according to a state-
ment by Lazaros George Macrides, son
of a leading merchant of Trebizond,
made public through the Armenian and
Syrian Relief Committee here yester-
Macrides, who recently arrived here,
says he was one of a party of 2,000
Greeks which was rescued by the Rus-
sian fleet last August and took the
"Those of us who were between the
ages of 16 and 60 were drafted into the
Turkish Army, " said Macrides. "Our
women and children and the other men
were placed termporarily in homes and
orphanages until the opportunity offered
to dispose of them in the approved
Turco-Tueton fashion, which in this in-
stance turned out to be by wholesale
"The unfortuante survivors of the de-
portation were towed out for several
miles into the Black Sea and then calmly
dumped overboard just like so much
garbage. None of them survived.