Horrors of the Armenian Genocide
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You know worst thing that I've seen, I know it's unbelievable. Hundreds of -- as I mentioned a little while ago, hundreds of -- hundreds of them they dragged, you know. They had hook; they don't hold it. They drag the body by the clothes or by neck, dropped them, put them in the big ditches they have already dug, you know, big ditches. And that's the worst thing.
And another thing I've seen besides that: I'm staying with the Kurds, you know. One day I'm -- one time I'm sick. I'm sick; I'm shivering like a leaf. Believe you me, I'm shivering like a leaf, lying down on the sidewalk, like we say. There comes a well-dressed man and a woman. They are -- they're dressed up, they are really nice looking people.
The man look at me, says, "You know what?" He tells the lady, "This young boy is shivering, you know. I can put a bullet in his head, he will be too. I can put a bullet in his head, and he's got it too." The lady says, "Leave him alone. Leave him." I could have been dead then, right there and then. But the lady, she's good hearted. She says, "Leave him alone." So, they went back.
I felt better again, and I kept living again. I kept with the Turkish people again. So that goes on and on. I've traveled all over the Harput, from one place to another. But I still made it.