Armenian Band Rescued from a Mountain Hold by French Warship – The Ottawa Evening Journal – September 22, 1915

The Canadian press reported on the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as early as the 19th century. Canadians became informed about the conditions Armenians lived in and the violence they faced during the 1895-96 Hamidian Massacres, the 1909 Adana Massacres and the 1915-1923 Armenian Genocide, the Horizon Weeklly reports.

On September 22, 1915, The Ottawa Evening Journal reported on the rescue of the Armenians on Moussa Dagh, the story of which was popularized through Franz Werfel’s novel Forty Days of Musa Dagh. “Three thousand had held out against Turkish pursuers for over month and a half, when they were rescued.”

The Ottawa Evening Journal – September 22, 1915

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