HASAKAH, Syria – The Syriac writer and historian Mikhail Maggi announced that he is in the process of publishing a new book, entitled “Painful Memories”, in which he explores evidence and documents about the Sayfo Genocide of 1915.
In an interview with Syriac TV channel Suroyo TV, Maggi stated that,
“The Sayfo Genocide started since 1850 and I have documents to prove that.”
“I have been researching and working recently,” Maggi said. “I am in the process of publishing my new book, entitled “Painful Memories”, which depicts the Genocides carried out by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 against the Syriacs-Assyrians and Armenians in Tur Abdin, Omid (Diyarbakir), Urhoy (Urfa), and other Turkish areas.”
Maggi, born in 1937, has done extensive research into Syriac and ecclesiastical history. Maggi added that he has documents that prove the brutality of the crimes committed against the Syriac people by the Ottomans during the First World War.
“My ancestors narrated to me many of the horrible incidents that they had to face under the Ottoman rule,” said Maggi.
15th June is Sayfo Genocide Remembrance day for Syriacs (Chaldeans-Arameans-Assyrians).