Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A cousin told of how, as a child, Soghomon Tehlirian was a guest at their house in San Francisco:

“Tehlirian was living under an assumed name, so the Turks wouldn’t be able to find him and exact revenge for killing Talaat. I remember well how he told the story of how he killed Talaat in Germany. ‘I had to track him down,’ Tehlirian said. ‘He was living under an assumed name, and dressed like a European, not a Turk, so as not to be noticed. I had to be careful. When I found him, I wasn’t even sure it was him. I called his name. He turned around. I looked in his eyes. Then I shot him in the neck.’”

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