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ETHNIC ARMENIAN CIVIL SERVANTS IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN 1909

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Edited and Translated by Dr. Hratch Kouyoumjian

With Contributions by The Baroness Caroline Cox, Harut Sassounian and Hérve Georgelin

This document is an attempt to translate a 1909 edition of a calendar/almanac published by the St. Saviour Hospital in Constantinople. The Hospital was established and managed in 1832 by Armenians in order to serve the Ottoman community at large. The calendar was first published in 1909. The 1908 and 1909 editions provide a meticulous record of the civil servants of Armenian descent serving the Ottoman Empire.

The question which begs an answer is what happened to these Armenians who were operating at the highest echelon of Ottoman society in 1909?

This book seeks to honor their memory, and is a testimony to the fact that contrary to what the Genocide denialist propaganda seeks to assert, the ethnic Armenians were an integral part of Ottoman society and were loyally serving the government of the day and discharging their duty of public service.

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