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“A victim of his obstinate devotion to the cause of the unhappy Armenian race”

The Murder of Rev. George P. Knapp (1915)

In: Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies
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Ilias Chrissochoidis Stanford University Stanford, CA USA

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Abstract

The sudden death of Rev. George P. Knapp (1863–1915), head of the American Mission in Bitlis and pioneer investigator of the Armenian genocide, has remained unresolved for over a century. A hitherto ignored deposition from 1919 describes his tragic last days and murder by Turkish gendarmes escorting him to Diarbekir.

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