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Hadjin Blue Butterfly A Symbol of Thousands of Armenian Martyrs in Hadjin (Saimbeyli)

The Hadjin Blue Butterfly is back from extinction and a testament to the survival of the Armenian ethnos in Hadjin (Turkified Saimbeyli). Thousands of Armenians were massacred in the town of Saimbeyli (Known for centuries as Armenian Hadjin).

Missionary Rose Lambert writes of the massacres:

Widows and orphans by the hundreds came flocking back to Hadjin and the villages about us, from the plain, bereft of beloved ones, many of whom had been brutally massacred before their eyes. They were penniless, ragged, barefooted, sick, pale and almost beyond recognition, the mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of the three thousand Hadjin men who had been massacred on the plain.

Massacres of Hadjin

 
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