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Auteur(s) : Balakian, Krikoris (1875-1934)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Armenian Golgotha [Texte imprimé] / Grigoris Balakian ; translated by Peter Balakian with Aris Sevag

Traduction de : Hay goghgotʻan

Publication : New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009

Description matérielle : xli, 509 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

Comprend : The life of an exile : July 1914-April 1916. July-October 1914 ; The first deportation, April 1915-February 1916 ; The second deportation : the caravan of death to Der Zor, February-April 1916 ; The life of a fugitive : April 1916-January 1919. In the tunnels of Amanos ; In the tunnels of the Taurus Mountains ; In Adana, January 1917-September 1918.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-481) and index
"Never before in English, Armenian Golgotha is the most dramatic and comprehensive eyewitness account of the first modern genocide. On April 24, 1915, the priest Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other intellectuals and leaders of Constantinople's Armenian community. It was the beginning of the Ottoman Turkish government's systematic attempt to eliminate the Armenian people from Turkey; it was a campaign that continued through World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire, by which time more than a million Armenians had been annihilated and expunged from their historic homeland. For Grigoris Balakian, himself condemned, it was also the beginning of a four-year ordeal during which he would bear witness to a seemingly endless caravan of blood. Balakian sees his countrymen sent in carts, on donkeys, or on foot to face certain death in the desert of northern Syria. Many would not even survive the journey, suffering starvation, disease, mutilation, and rape, among other tortures, before being slaughtered en route. In these pages, he brings to life the words and deeds of survivors, foreign witnesses, and Turkish officials involved in the massacre process, and also of those few brave, righteous Turks who, with some of their German allies working for the Baghdad Railway, resisted orders calling for the death of the Armenians. Miraculously, Balakian manages to escape, and his flight--through forest and over mountain, in disguise as a railroad worker and then as a German soldier--is a suspenseful, harrowing odyssey that makes possible singular testimony"--Cover, p. 2

Autre(s) auteur(s) : Balakian, Peter (1951-....). Traducteur  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur
Sevag, Aris G. (1946-2012). Traducteur  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Sujet(s) : Génocide arménien (1915-1916) -- Récits personnels  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Arméniens -- Turquie -- 20e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 9780307262882 (alk. paper). - ISBN 030726288X (alk. paper)

Notice n° :  FRBNF43625328 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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