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Petros Markaris reads the testimony of Grigor Ter-Grigorian


Petros Markaris
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.

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