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The Resource Armenian Golgotha : a memoir of the Armenian genocide, 1915-1918, Grigoris Balakian. Transl. by Peter Balakian

Armenian Golgotha : a memoir of the Armenian genocide, 1915-1918, Grigoris Balakian. Transl. by Peter Balakian

Label
Armenian Golgotha : a memoir of the Armenian genocide, 1915-1918
Title
Armenian Golgotha
Title remainder
a memoir of the Armenian genocide, 1915-1918
Statement of responsibility
Grigoris Balakian. Transl. by Peter Balakian
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • arm
  • eng
Summary
"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"--Page 2 of cover
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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-1934
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palakʻean, Grigoris
Dewey number
956.6/20154
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS195.5
LC item number
.P3413 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Balakian, Peter
  • Sevag, Aris G
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  • Palakʻean, Grigoris
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Armenians
  • Palakʻean, Grigoris
  • Palak'ean, Grigoris
  • Palakʻean, Grigoris
  • Armenian massacres (1915-1923)
  • Armenians
  • Turkey
  • Völkermord
  • Armenier
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Armenians
Label
Armenian Golgotha : a memoir of the Armenian genocide, 1915-1918, Grigoris Balakian. Transl. by Peter Balakian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
233939365
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xli, 509 pages
Isbn
9780307262882
Lccn
2008039957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)233939365
Label
Armenian Golgotha : a memoir of the Armenian genocide, 1915-1918, Grigoris Balakian. Transl. by Peter Balakian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
233939365
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xli, 509 pages
Isbn
9780307262882
Lccn
2008039957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)233939365

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