ANTON NOSSIK READS THE TESTIMONY OF ANDRANIK MURADIAN
April 8, 2015 09:28
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.
Anton Nossik is a civic activist, blogger and journalist.
For 100 seconds project Anton Nossik reads an extract from Armenian
Genocide survivor Andranik Muradian’s testimony.
National Archives of Armenia Collection of Documents
Testimony of survivor Andranik Muradian on the massacre at the Village
of Atanants in Gyavash district of Van province
My mother told me that soldiers had come looking for the men, found
that man in woman’s clothes and killed him.
I thought the danger had passed. But I was sadly mistaken. It was
night when the soldiers broke in the second time with candles in their
hands. My mother was taken by surprise and couldn’t manage to hide me
like before. I was terribly scared. But since the first time they had
thoroughly searched and had taken away all male children older than
1 year, they didn’t suspect that there could be other male children
left. So they didn’t search again. I was saved.
Then soldiers came for suckling male babies under 1 year of age. I
saw how they took two such babies from their mothers, put them on the
floor and with a leg on their legs and holding their head with a hand,
slaughtered them like sheep.
They impaled the last baby on the bayonet and went out laughing loudly
leaving the mothers who had lost their babies wailing.
Producers: Ara Tadevosyan
Filming: Anna Aleshkovskaya Post Production: Tumo LLC
The source of Andranik Muradian ‘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.