Armenians being marched out of Harput. Red Cross/Burning Tigris
Pictures come from the following sources unless otherwise indicated:
James Nazer's book, "The First Genocide of the 20th Century: The story of the Armenian Massacres in text and pictures"
"The Armenian Genocide as reported in the press" by Richard Kloian.
Armin T. Wegner © Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen.
I had the great good fortune to meet with Armin T. Wegner and his wife in Rome a few years before his death. My accompanist Robert Kettelson and I had recorded two songs by our friend Felix Wolfes on Wegner's poetry, and Felix asked me if there was some way I could sing them for him, but as there was no piano available, we recorded the songs on cassette. I shall never forget him or that visit,and I cherish the gift he gave us of one of his books with a touching inscription. When we entered his home he welcomed us with open arms as if we had been old and cherished friends. When we left, I had the feeling that we were just that.. A life-changing experience.
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