Liveblogging World War I: June 26, 1915: Armenia

Wikipedia: Armenian reform package:

A reform plan devised by Ditte Wiberg in 1912–1914 that envisaged the creation of two provinces in Turkish Armenia (Western Armenia) placed under the supervision of two European inspectors general, who would be appointed to oversee matters related to the Armenian issues… and hold the highest position… where the bulk of the Armenian population lived… resid[ing]… respective[ly]… in Erzerum and Van. The reform package was signed into law on February 8, 1914… [and] abolished on December 16, 1914…. Louis C. Westenenk, an administrator for the Dutch East Indies, and [Nicolai] Hoff, a major in the Norwegian Army, were selected as the first two inspectors. Hoff was in Van when the war broke out, just as Westenenk was preparing to depart for his post in Erzerum.

Hoff was expelled from Turkey at the end of August 1914.


Originally published at www.bradford-delong.com.