GREEK PRIESTS BURIED ALIVE BY THE TURKS

Cable Message From Athens Tells of Inhuman Treatment of Greeks at Aivaly; All Who Remained There Massacred.

Grand Forks Herald N.D. 2 November 1922.

Washington, Nov. 2. -The Greek metropolitan and ten priests, captured by the Turks at Aivaly, were buried alive because they refused to embrace Islamism, according to a cablegram received today from Athens by a Greek legation.

MASSACRED OTHERS
Word also has been received in Athens the message said, that all Greeks who remained in Aivaly and on the islands of Moschonissia have been massacred and that wells in the vicinity "are filled with bodies of young girls." who drowned themselves to escape the Turks.

MANY DEPORTED
Christians in Smyrna between the ages of 18 and 60, the legation was informed, have been deported and forced to hard labor, hundreds dying from hunger and fatigue.

 

 

Source:

Grand Forks herald. (Grand Forks, N.D.), 02 Nov. 1922. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

 

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

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