Voices from the Lake. 2003. "Twenty-five years in research and production, the first feature-length documentary film on the Armenian genocide focuses on the day-to-day tragedy unfolding in Kharpert-Mezreh, one among 4000 towns and villages of the former Ottoman Empire in 1915, where monumental forces were unleashed by a policy of annihilation." A good documentary, but its describing of the genocide as 'secret' is misleading.
A silver woman's belt from Trabzon. Late-Ottoman, early 20th century. The woven belt is characteristic of the Trabzon silversmiths' work; the design of the buckle originated from the Turkish-Syrian border region (Antakya, Mardin, Aleppo, ...), but was imitated in almost all important cities of the Ottoman Empire from the 1850s on.
On this day (Aug 3) in 1973, Elias Venezis (Mellos) passed away. Born in 1904 in Ayvalik (Κυδωνιες) Asia Minor, Venezis wrote the autobiographical novel "To Noumero 31328: The book of slavery" which details his experience on a death march into the Turkish interior during the Greek Genocide. http://greek-genocide.net/index.php/bibliography/books/190-to-noumero-31328