goodbye antoura a memoir of the armenian genocide

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Goodbye Antoura

Author : Karnig Panian
ISBN : 9780804796347
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When World War I began, Karnig Panian was only five years old, living among his fellow Armenians in the Anatolian village of Gurin. Four years later, American aid workers found him at an orphanage in Antoura, Lebanon. He was among nearly 1,000 Armenian and 400 Kurdish children who had been abandoned by the Turkish administrators, left to survive at the orphanage without adult care. This memoir offers the extraordinary story of what he endured in those years—as his people were deported from their Armenian community, as his family died in a refugee camp in the deserts of Syria, as he survived hunger and mistreatment in the orphanage. The Antoura orphanage was another project of the Armenian genocide: its administrators, some benign and some cruel, sought to transform the children into Turks by changing their Armenian names, forcing them to speak Turkish, and erasing their history. Panian's memoir is a full-throated story of loss, resistance, and survival, but told without bitterness or sentimentality. His story shows us how even young children recognize injustice and can organize against it, how they can form a sense of identity that they will fight to maintain. He paints a painfully rich and detailed picture of the lives and agency of Armenian orphans during the darkest days of World War I. Ultimately, Karnig Panian survived the Armenian genocide and the deprivations that followed. Goodbye, Antoura assures us of how humanity, once denied, can be again reclaimed.

The Luckiest One

Author : HarkinŽ Hagopian
ISBN : 9781365011948
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Harkine Pilibosian Hagopian told her life's story in anecdotes over many decades, a story that sparkled like a fictional fantasy: Arab sheiks with harems, Turkish baths, murderous marauders in the desert, a mountain pass on a donkey, salvation by the sacrifice of a beautiful sister and the will of a clever husband, a stranger from another social class. Most astonishing of all was an experience so shockingly brutal it didn't have a name until almost three decades after the event: Armenian Genocide. To survive such times required far more than good fortune - it required unfathomable mental and physical fortitude. She came to face the unrelenting eye of incarnate evil. Her legacy is a testament to the ultimate failure of Ottoman Turkey to extinguish the Armenian people. Facing incomprehensible evil, Harkine proved that good does sometimes prevail."

Bread From Stones

Author : Keith David Watenpaugh
ISBN : 9780520279322
Genre : History
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Bread from Stones, a highly anticipated book from historian Keith David Watenpaugh, breaks new ground in analyzing the theory and practice of modern humanitarianism. Genocide and mass violence, human trafficking, and the forced displacement of millions in the early twentieth century Eastern Mediterranean form the background for this exploration of humanitarianism’s role in the history of human rights. Watenpaugh’s unique and provocative examination of humanitarian thought and action from a non-Western perspective goes beyond canonical descriptions of relief work and development projects. Employing a wide range of source materials—literary and artistic responses to violence, memoirs, and first-person accounts from victims, perpetrators, relief workers, and diplomats—Watenpaugh argues that the international answer to the inhumanity of World War I in the Middle East laid the foundation for modern humanitarianism and the specific ways humanitarian groups and international organizations help victims of war, care for trafficked children, and aid refugees. Bread from Stones is required reading for those interested in humanitarianism and its ideological, institutional, and legal origins, as well as the evolution of the movement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the advent of late colonialism in the Middle East.

Author : Χρήστος Ι Οικονόμου
ISBN : 9604352679
Genre : Greek fiction, Modern
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