Alma Sakaian: 1915 Armenian Caravan PART II Malatia to Samsat
|Armenian girls crucified outside Malatia (Ravished Armenia book/movie)|
PART II chronicles the landscape traversed days fourteen to fifty (112 miles) over the Taurus Mountains to the ferry crossing of the Southern Euphrates at Samsat.The map outlines the 3 caravans that deported the villages of the Harpout area. The identified numbered towns on the right are the towns the Alma's caravan passed through and the correspond to numbered pictures provided. The pictures should convey to the reader the difficult terrain that the deportees walked upon.
READ ALMA'S STORY :
Alma Sakaian: 1915 Deportation Caravan Rte. PART I : The First 13 of 65 Days Forced March; Aghin to Malatia http://milhomme.blogspot.com/2014/04/alma-sakaian-1915-deportation-caravan.html
THE EXTERMINATION RESEARCH CHRONOLOGY Days thirteen to fifty
1915; July 16, transit camp at Fırıncılar (sancak of
Girls under the age of fifteen and boys under the age of ten are removed from
the convoys of deportees passing through Fırıncılar to be officially housed in
orphanages specially established for them at Malatya Malatya. Several thousand of them are drowned
in the Euphrates some days later.
1915; July 18, Harput (
ul-Aziz): The second convoy from Harput, made up of some 3,000 people,
is set en route to province of Mamuret Urfa.
Eight days later, at a point some three hours from Malatya at a place called Çiftlik, the males
over the age of twelve are extracted from the convoy and executed in the
barracks. *** (Kévorkian, 2006: 484).
1915; July 28, Harput (province of Mamuret ul-Aziz): The third and last convoy from Harput carries the elderly, young women, some children, and the blind who had been taken care of until then. **(Jacobsen, 2001: 82-83; and Davis, 1994: 53).
1915; August 15 to 17, sancak of
first convoy of deportees from the various quarters of Malatya Malatya is put together and sent to Sürgü.
Part of this convoy is decimated two hours away at Akçadağ, in the Beğler
Deresi valley, by local Kurdish tribes. ***(Kévorkian, 2006: 508).
1915; August 23 to 25, sancak of
second convoy of deportees from Malatya Malatya
is put together and sent to Fırıncılar. Part of the group arrives at Samsat. **
(Kévorkian, 2006: 508).