Petros Markaris Reads The Testimony Of Grigor Ter-Grigorian


April 6, 2015 11:59

Petros Markaris

Mediamax presents 100 Seconds project devoted to Armenian Genocide
Centennial. The project is based on testimonies of Genocide survivors
published by the National Archive of Armenia.

Petros Markaris is a Greek writer.

For 100 seconds project Petros Markaris reads an extract from Armenian
Genocide survivor Grigor Ter-Grigorian’s testimony.

National Archives of Armenia Collection of Documents

Testimony by Priest Grigor Ter-Grigorian on the massacres of plain
of Mush and Sassoun

January 25, 1917

A 7-year-old child fell behind from those who were fleeing. Wandering
alone, the child reached a water-mill near Mush. The child went in and
started living there by himself. He collected hay, covered the floor
with it, put it over himself hiding under the planks. He fed on the
remains of flour mixed with soil collected from around the millstone.

When the boy ran out of flour he went to the town at night (he was
scared of people and was hiding from them in daytime) to get something
to eat. He lived like that until one day the Cossacks accidentally
ran across him at the water-mill and took him to the town.

On the way they found some chicken feathers on him and turned out
that the bay had caught a chicken in the town and had eaten it raw
since he had no fire.

Producers: Ara Tadevosyan Filming: Lena Gevorgyan, Mariam Loretsyan
Post Production: Tumo LLC

The source of Grigor Ter-Grigorian’s testimony: National Archives
of Armenia, Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey, 1915, Testimony of
survivors, Collection of documents, Yerevan-2013.

VivaCell-MTS is the general partner of 100 seconds project.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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