From the archive of KavkazPlus
Many Georgians are still wondering how it happened that the Armenians, the people whom they sheltered on their lands, and gave them the best lands of the country, so treacherously dealt with them. After all, in 1992-1993, the Armenians in Abkhazia, through their militant terrorists, raised their hands on their benefactors and neighbors - the very ones who were called "Christian brothers".
The atrocities of the Baghramian battalion in Abkhazia during the 1992-1993 war surpassed the atrocities of the Nazis in the territories of the former USSR occupied by them. As if in mockery of the name of Marshal Baghramian, who fought with the Nazis, whom the Armenians consider "their" commander. But Baghramyan - a native of the Azerbaijani village of Chardakhlu was actually from the Armenian Udis (descendants of the ancient inhabitants of Caucasian Albania).
Meanwhile, the Armenian documents themselves, which shed light on the events in Abkhazia, in the Caucasus as a whole during the Second World War, speak of the abandonment of Armenian Nazi saboteurs into the regions of Abkhazia inhabited by Armenians. In particular, Eduard Abrahamyan writes about this in his book Caucasians in the Abwehr.
In particular, in the book of Eduard Abrahamian it is reported that in the territory of Abkhazia, in the areas where the predominantly Armenian population lived, the agents of the Dromedar Abwehr group of Armenian nationality were mainly deployed. One of the first to enter the territory of Abkhazia was a reconnaissance and sabotage team of four men, led by Pilivosyan and Darakchyan. All were agents of one of the Crimean reconnaissance and sabotage schools "Dromedar". Shortly after landing, two scouts were captured – K.K. Andrikyan and S.O. Kochkonyan They were found radio station, explosives, weapons and the German map of the Caucasus. The captured Dromedars showed that they were transferred from the city of Simferopol, where General Dro Kanayan organized a school of intelligence officers and saboteurs. According to the archival materials of Georgia, on August 25, a new landing force was dropped on the territory of the Gali district of Abkhazia. According to the testimony of one of the captured agents of this group, 35-year-old Nerses Saryan, “General Dro” (Drastamat Kanayan) personally led the preparations for the landing of the landing force on the Black Sea coast of Georgia.
It is possible that the task of exterminating the Georgian population of Abkhazia and plans for ethnic cleansing were developed as early as the Second World War by Drastamat Kanayan and other Armenian terrorists. Fortunately, the same “General Dro” - Drastamat Kanayan began his activities as a terrorist and executioner with the murder of a Georgian - the Baku governor Mikhail Nakashidze.
Therefore, it is only natural that by sending their agents to Abkhazia, the Nazi Armenians set up the local Armenian population hostile to the Georgians.
Of course, most of the Armenian Nazi accomplices, sent to Abkhazia by the same Drastamat Kanayan, were neutralized or eliminated. But it is possible that a certain “Nazi underground” among the Armenians of Abkhazia was partially preserved from that time and its “ideological legacy” manifested itself during the separatist movement in Abkhazia, especially during the 1992-1993 war.
In general, the book “Caucasians in the Abwehr” is dedicated to serving representatives of the Caucasian peoples on the side of fascist Germany in the Second World War. In fact, this book should be called “Armenians in the Abwehr”, since its main characters are Armenian Dashnaks, whose criminal acts during the Great Patriotic War are described by Abrahamyan with great piety and pathos. The release of this book coincides with the current period of active praise by the Armenian authorities of the leaders of the Armenian fascists during the Great Patriotic War - Garegin Nzhdeh, Drastamat Kanayan and others.
It should be borne in mind that cooperation with the Nazis of Armenian nationalists during the Second World War was distinguished by the collaborationism of representatives of other peoples of the USSR.
Many of those who collaborated with the Nazis initially assumed that the main goal of Hitler and his accomplices was the elimination of Bolshevism. It was precisely these considerations that led to the Nazis ’transition to many figures of emigration — in particular, those who left the former Russian Empire after the civil war of 1918-1922.
But in the collaboration of the Armenian Dashnaks with the Nazis,it was traced complete unity of views. Just as the German Nazis argued that their nation is “Aryan” and is above all other nations - the same was claimed by Armenian nationalists. Just like the Nazis, Dashnaks carried out ethnic cleansing under the “living space” for their mono-national state.
In his book Eduard Abramyan writes that if initially some members of the Nazi party opposed to the Armenians argued that the Armenians could not be trusted, five months after the creation of a group to study the issue, Rosenberg’s report was on the table for Hitler himself, which "Aryan" origin of the Armenians. It said that their language belongs to Indo-European, and the people themselves are a direct descendant of the “Aryans.” As a result, over the course of twelve years, dozens of books were published about Armenians, about their ancient history, about belonging to the Aryans, and about the events of 1915 in Ottoman Turkey:
“Among them are“ Armeniancy-Aryanism ”,“ Armenians and Armenia ”,“ Narekatsi ”,“ Armenians in the common struggle ”,“ Zeytun ”,“ Historical friendship of Armenians and Germans ”,“ You are looked at by the Aryans ”,“ Historical role Our volunteers ”, etc. Later, youth nationalist communities, or Nazi and fascist Armenian organizations, were established in Berlin, Munich, Bucharest, Sofia, and other European cities. In Bulgaria and Romania, groups of Armenian nationalists were formed, the so-called members of Tsegakron, an organization created by Garegin Nzhdeh in 1934, first in the United States and then in European countries. Some groups of this organization later became part of the special units of the Abwehr or a special compound of the same structure, Brandenburg. The special forces included “special groups”, which, of course, consisted not of young men, but of old comrades-in-arms and former fighters of Nzhdeh. Until the end of 1944, the Goebbels Office published the weekly “Hajastan” (“Armenien”) for Armenian legionnaires (published in Armenian and German).
In the same department, many Armenians worked as announcers of radio programs in German, French and Armenian. Many groups and organizations were created for the Armenian-German cooperation in various fields. A similar organization was created in Paris, headed by V. Shant, who had collaborated with German intelligence before the occupation. On December 15, 1942, with the assistance of Drastamat Kanayan (Dro), the Armenian National Council was created, which was soon renamed the Armenian National Committee. In February 1944, by order of the Minister of the Occupied Eastern Territories, Alfred Rosenberg, the Joint Armenian Headquarters was established under the leadership of Vartan Sargsyan. This structure coordinated the actions of all the Armenian military intelligence units of the Wehrmacht and the Abwehr ”[p. 31-34].
Then Edward Abrahamyan describes the main stages of the service of the Armenian nationalists to the German Nazis.
“After the Battle of Stalingrad, the leadership of the Abwehr began work on the creation of a special Armenian group, which was based on some agents of AG-101 (was established in May 1941). It was supplemented by the intelligence group of General Dro Kanayan, with a total of up to 70 people: the Abwehr group was created in early April 1943, and before that it was subordinate to AG-101. The group, when created, received the number 114 and began to be called the “Sonderkommando Dromedar” or the special-purpose group “Dromedar”. The head of the AG-114 was appointed Dro Kananyan. Already in July 1943, the personnel of this group numbered 100-120 people, its entire composition on the right sleeve of the tunic had the chevron of the Armenian tricolor (1918-1920) - the shield “ARMENIEN”, which was mandatory for all Armenian legionnaires in service in the German army. The AG-114 fully demonstrated its capabilities in taking and holding the city of Kerch, where the Dromedar-I reconnaissance group was parachuted by parachute. They had documents of retreating Soviet soldiers, and in disguised bags radio equipment, cameras, maps of positions and relief of the rear areas of the Soviet front. The group repeatedly contacted and contacted the reconnaissance groups and agents of the special Bergmann compound. This group also conducted counterintelligence activities in the occupied territories of the North Caucasus, introducing its agents among the Armenian population, as well as conducting continuous anti-Soviet propaganda among the Armenians.
In addition to anti-Soviet activities, the center also created the local centers of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) and national formations, which were later sent to protect the Armenian population in Crimea and other regions. According to the stories and letters of the local Armenians, the ANK practically in all large settlements had their centers and headquarters, which in every possible way tried to help the Armenians by handing out special documents for this category of population. In addition to material assistance, the committee used every opportunity to agitate for the German Reich and show the people that only Hitler can take care of the Armenians. Their relocation to “national” towns and neighborhoods, where only Armenians were supposed to live, began. Separate schools were created only for Armenians. Active work was carried out among children for the creation of Great Armenia under the protectorate of the Third Reich. As for the Dromedar abvergroup, it became most active in the Crimea with the onset of summer 1943. Members of the Tigris counterintelligence station M. Torlakyan, A. Ter -Avetisyan and others began to organize Armenian self-defense units and at the same time pursue Soviet agents and partisans, eliminating them upon detection. In propaganda of the ANC, the Soviet Union was compared with the Ottoman Empire, and entering the service in the German army was for them a patriotic and right act ... "[p. 67, 69, 71-72, 74].
In principle, the German Nazis understood perfectly well what “valuable cadres” for them are Armenian nationalists. The same Nazi criminal Garegin Nzhdeh and his fellow “terrorist with experience” Drastamat Kanayan had “rich experience” of massacres of the peaceful Azerbaijani and Turkish population both in the Russian Empire during the 1905-1907 revolution, and during the First World War, and also at a time when the peoples of the South Caucasus gained independence and Armenian nationalists began to “clear” the land of the indigenous Azerbaijani population under their “great Armenia”. Such an experience, of course, wanted to use Hitler and other Nazi leaders to solve their problems.
Therefore, it was the Dashnak Armenian Nazis who were entrusted with the most responsible tasks by the fascist command. The fact that collaborators from among ethnic Georgians and representatives of other Caucasian peoples took part in these operations should not embarrass anyone. In the view of the Armenian Nazis, the same Georgians were supposed to play the role of auxiliary force in the Armenian fascist plans, and were later supposed to get rid of them.
It is very curious to read the memories of Armenians about their terrorist bandit and Nazi "feats" of their fellow tribesmen - you will learn a lot from this. It is clear that in the book of Edward Abrahamian the Nazis are heroic in every way, and this is not surprising, especially considering that the veneration of Nazi criminals is carried out in the Republic of Armenia at the official level. And the monument to the same Nazi executioner Garegin Nzhdeh in the center of Yerevan was opened by none other than the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.