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by Hilmar Kaiser,Bertha B. Morley

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  • ISBN 0953519139
  • ISBN13 978-0953519132
  • Language English
  • Author Hilmar Kaiser,Bertha B. Morley
  • Publisher Taderon Pr; 2 edition (May 15, 2000)
  • Pages 103
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  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1615 kb
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"Marsovan 1915" is a critical edition of the diaries of Bertha Morley, an American music teacher in Marsovan (near Kharpert). It is a blow-by-blow account of the Armenian Genocide in Marsovan between April and September 1915.

Editor Hilmar Kaiser notes that the diaries, which were written for Morley's own private purposes, record the systematic disintegration of the Marsovan Armenian community: the arrest of Armenian community intellectuals, the methodical deportation of the rest of the population, and the eventual destruction of deportees. Morley narrates how Armenian property was plundered by Ottoman local and central officials and how Armenian women and children converted and were absorbed into Muslim households. She also testifies to the efforts of Ottoman authorities to conceal their criminal activities.


Bertha Morley (1878-1973) was an American missionary from Mentor, Ohio. She first went to the Ottoman Empire in 1911 and began teaching music at Marsovan College in 1913.

Bertha Morley (1878-1973) was an American missionary from Mentor, Ohio. In 1915 she witnessed the genocide of Ottoman Armenians. I was partial to this book before I even bought it as there is a family connection through my great-grandparents who are mentioned prominently throughout the book. The narrative is very detailed as Ms. Morley took the time to wrie as many as several pages per day. The period covered is only a span of a few summer months in 1915 but the action is constant and very realistically told.

The text was prepared for publication by Hilmar Kaiser. Kaiser notes that the diaries were written for Morley's own private purposes. She records the systematic disintegration of the Marsovan Armenian community: the arrest of Armenian community intellectuals, the methodical deportation of the rest of the population, and the eventual destruction of deportees.

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