Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Refugees, circa 1919

This is what "refugees" used to look like.

The photo was taken in Turkey, in 1919, in the era following the oft denied Armenian genocide.

According to its description at the Library of Congress, the photo shows Armenian and possibly Turkish women with children, picking up wool to take home and weave into clothing for orphans. The women with their faces covered may be Armenian converts to Islam.

Focus on the photo.

Its subjects are in sharp contrast to the well-fed, reasonably well dressed young men who dominate today's images of alleged "refugees" who claim to have come out of Syria.

1 comment:

  1. There are no young men in your picture. Were they already in Berlin or Paris by the time the picture was taken?