Soghomon Tehleryan, a fighter of the Armenian national liberation movement, was born in the village of Nerkin Bagarich in the province of Karin in Western Armenia. In 1912 he graduated from the Central School in Yerznka, in 1918-19 he studied at the Nersisyan School in Tiflis.

In 1913 he went to Europe to continue his studies, but after the outbreak of the First World War (1914-18) he returned to Armenia. I went to the front, I fought in the Andranik detachment. In 1918 he was wounded and moved to Tiflis. In 1919, he went to the North Caucasus, then to Constantinople.

In 1919-20, the trial of the Young Turks took place in Constantinople. The main organizers of the deportation and genocide of Armenians, including the Minister of the Interior Talaat Pasha, were sentenced to death in absentia.

Determined to take revenge on Talaat, Tehlerian sought him out in several countries and finally found him in Berlin. On the morning of March 15, 1921, Tehlerian shot Talaat in the face and surrendered to the police. During the trial, he explained the motive of his action, exposed the criminal anti-Armenian policy of the Young Turks. Johannes Lepsius, a German public and spiritual figure, denounced the Young Turks and their leaders as a witness. The trial, in fact, turned into a trial of Talaat and other organizers of the genocide against the Armenians. Under pressure from the progressive European public, the Berlin court acquitted 25-year-old Soghomon and released him from the courtroom, and the German press demanded a trial against Hans Wangenheim, the German ambassador to Turkey in 1912-15, for his silent crime during the Armenian massacres.

Some time after his release, Tehlerian went to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and then to San Francisco, USA.

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