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In 1918-19 Armenians killed ethnic Azerbaijanis and Sefard Jews in Azerbaijan

Politics Materials 21 April 2006 15:18
In 1918-19 Armenians killed ethnic Azerbaijanis and Sefard Jews in Azerbaijan

A conference Memory recovery conference was held April 21 in Human Rights Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (NASA). Trend reports this conference was dedicated to one of closed pages of Azerbaijans history genocide of Jews committed by Armenian gangs in 1918-1919 in Guba and other regions of Azerbaijan.

Professor Rovshan Mustafayev, director of Human Rights Institute, said in 1918-19 Dashnak gangs headed by murderers Shaumyan, Amazaps and Lalayan mercilessly killed in Azerbaijan up to 3 thousand Jews that refused to coop with Armenians. Armenian nationalists willing to restore so-called Great Armenia, alongside mass murders of Azerbaijanis committed terror against Jews and other nations historically residing on South Caucasus. All these facts are witnessed by hundreds of people, historical documents and numerous letters from Jewish intelligentsia of that time.

After numerous addresses from Jews, Human Rights Institute worked on revelation and investigation of numerous crimes committed against our people. As a result of documents analysis, names of 87 Jews killed in Guba alone were revealed. Mustafayev said the first document found in Azerbaijans Governmental Archive was an official statement of Extraordinary Investigation Commission of Azerbaijan Republic dated December 2, 1918. This document lists the names of Sefard Jews killed by Armenians in Guba.

Head of religious community of Sefard Jews in Azerbaijan Semen Ikhilov already published the list of killed Jews. In his speech MP Evda Abramov, ethnical Jew, said dozens of Jews addressed him on murders of their ancestors by Armenians; he submitted these addresses to the Human Rights Institute. The deputy said Shaumyans son stole documents on his fathers bloody acts, from the archive. In his speech Abramov stated the facts of forging historical truth by Armenians as well as murdering people of other nations on South Caucasus.

In the end, an address on behalf of Azerbaijans Sefard Jews was sent to the head of state Ilham Aliyev. The address shows the request for establishing a monument in Red Village of Guba area in memory of 3 thousand Jews-victims of Armenian terror of 1918-19.

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