The armenian genocide evidence from the german foreign office archives, 19151916 compiled and edited by wolfgang gust. Armenian golgotha ebook christian book distributors. Dayton, ohio dawn anahid mackeens book, the hundredyear walk. Though the sandcastle girls is a novel, author chris bohjalian and fictional narrator laura petrosian based their storytelling on meticulous research.
An armenian odyssey, is a finalist for the prestigious dayton literary peace prize in nonfiction. W ith violence threatening the christian citizens of a muslim country, two families muslim and christian grapple with issues of love, friendship and loyalty. By the time it was over, muslims had murdered 1 million or more christians in turkey. Before rwanda and bosnia, and before the holocaust, the first genocide of the twentieth century happened in turkish armenia in 1915, when approximately one million people were killed. Advice from the judges of the north street book prize winning. If you prefer to read history over historical fiction, there are many non fiction books on the armenian genocide available to borrow. List of books and articles about genocide in armenia.
Join the 100 years, 100 facts project for a yearlong series about armenia and armenians as a way to commemorate the centennial of the armenian genocide. Before reading the sandcastle girls, what did you know about the armenian genocide. Collection of books about the armenian genocide and related issues before and aftermath pros and cons score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Forgotten fire is a fictionalized account of adam bagdasarians greatuncles story of his experience of the armenian genocide when he was a boy of twelve. Whether in the dark jungles of the congo, the sunbaked plazas of turkey, or the snowy wastes of auschwitz, genocide has left scars the world over. In 2014, the contest asked high school and college students across the united states to respond to the question, on the threshold of the 100th anniversary, how should the world recognize the armenian. Never before in english, armenian golgotha is the most dramatic and comprehensive eyewitness account of the first modern genocide. The best books on memoirs of the armenian genocide five. Writing ya books about the armenian genocide marsha. Armenian tigranakertdiarbekir and edessaurfa is the sixth in the conference proceedings to be published. He picks the best memoirs of the armenian genocide.
Announcing the 2018 screencraft cinematic book competition winners. The armenian genocide and america s response, winner of the 2005 raphael lemkin prize, a new york times best seller, and a new york times notable book. This volume is an account of the american response to this atrocity. I didnt expect to open a book on the armenian genocide and have it begin at faneuil hall. Among his many works, hovannisian is the author of armenia on the road to independence, the republic of armenia in three volumes, the armenian holocaust and he has edited and contributed to the armenian image in history and literature, the armenian genocide in perspective, the armenian genocide. Winners of the international rubery book award 2017. In 2005, after pamuk made a statement regarding the armenian genocide and. The armenian genocide and americas response harpercollins, 2003 poet and writer peter balakian presents this vignette and makes the grander case that the armenian cause launched the era of international human rights in america. In close to 800 pages the book contains hundreds of telegrams, letters and reports from german consular officials in the ottoman empire to the foreign office in berlin which describe in graphic and shocking detail the unfolding genocide of the armenians. I didnt expect to open a book on the armenian genocide and have it begin at. In this debut novel of the armenian genocide, ethnic cleansing nearly annihilates two closeknit families. In jerry burgers novel, shadows of 1915, a sleepy rural fresno town in the 1950s is haunted by the specter of the armenian genocide.
Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the armenian genocide. It occurred in the ottoman empire presentday turkey. Armenians around the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the armenian genocide, a systematic campaign by turkish leaders in the ottoman empire to remove the empires christian armenian population. There are contemporary and historical story lines that parallel each other. The armenian genocide museuminstitute, situated in tsitsernakaberd, presents a rich collection of books and archival materials photographs, documents, demographic tables, documentaries about the history of the armenian genocide. This book is a combination of historical fiction, literary fiction, and romance. A complete history ebook written by raymond kevorkian. The armenian genocide in fiction and fact persecution. The new yorker may earn a portion of sales from products and services that are purchased through links on our site as part of our affiliate partnerships with retailers.
A new novel, shadows of 1915, centers on lingering. This first book known to have been written by an armenian woman is notable not only for its novel ideas, but also for its innovative form, as one of the earliest works written in the modern. Raymond kevorkians the armenian genocide is a truly magnificent, seminal book, and a work of firstrate scholarship. Nor did i expect the speaker quoted to be julia ward howe, the great abolitionist and feminist who gave. In the author interview at the end of the book, bagdasarian says that he chose the fictional format in part because as fiction he wanted to involve the reader more emotionally rather than. The first part sets up the framework for understanding the genocide. If a book is missing, you can add it using the add a book form. Genocide armenian missionary association of america. California legislators announce scholarships to raise.
What can a novel reveal about history that a memoir or history book cannot. Chanan beizer has been named the winner of the graphic novel category. For information about omnidawns fabulist fiction novelettechapbook contest. Volume 1, about his life prior to and during the armenian genocide, was released in 1922. Announcing the 2018 screencraft cinematic book competition. The book concludes by explaining the ongoing international denial of the genocide as an extension of the historical armenian question, with manyof the same considerations governing modern europeanamericanturkish interaction as existed prior to the first world war. On april 24, 1915 several hundred armenian intellectuals were rounded up, arrested and later executed. Facing today a facing history blog armenian genocide. David kherdian born 1931 is an armenianamerican writer, poet, and editor. Prelude to genocide virginia gavian rivers, author of. This event is generally viewed as the beginning of the armenian genocide.
On april 24, 1915, the priest grigoris balakian was arrested along with some 250 other intellectuals and leaders of constantinoples armenian community. The elmassians and the bedrosians live in bayburt, turkey, in the early 20th century. Aiwa releases newly translated 1883 armenian novel. Books remembering the armenian genocide campusguides. The respective families of patriarchs bedros elmassian and megerdich bedrosian are united by longtime friendship and, later, marriage when megerdichs. Today, april 24th, marks the 100th anniversary of the armenian genocide. Remembering the armenian genocide in turkey, for the first time in decades, it is possible to utter the words armenian genocide without facing certain criminal prosecution. Below, each book s publisher outlines what you can expect to find in each title.
With spring, hope returns, especially in the seasonal states, as dormant trees and grass emerge with green grandeur. It is the the most informative, concise and to the point compilatio. As evidenced by recent headlines, the subject is controversial today because the turkish. It is a history that is as relevant today as it was in the 1940s. Incident in erzerum just published, historic fiction about an armenian family sheltered by muslim friends during the massacre of 1895 in erzerum. The story of the armenian genocide and its legacies is told in facing historys newest resource book, crimes against humanity and civilization. The recent movie adaptation of the novel enders game, along with the continued strife in syria, remind us that, reality or fantasy, genocide is a topic we are unable to avoid. Each year, facing history and ourselves and knights and daughters of vartan host an annual armenian genocide commemoration essay contest. Dzanc books solicits submissions through three annual contests. These books range in format from survivor testimony and multigenerational biography, to accounts of historical upstanders and scholarly analysis of how we represent and teach about genocide itself. A story of the armenian genocide by michael bosland.
Both parents were survivors of the armenian genocide. She is one of 12 authors shortlisted in nonfiction and fiction for the award, which recognizes the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation. The winner of each of omnidawns poetry book and chapbook contests wins an. Ethnic conflict from the balkans to anatolia to the caucasus by vahakn n. One story line tells of a woman who traveled to syria to provide medical aid to refugees of the armenian genocide.
Varjabedian is the first and original book published with this title in 1977 about the armenians from prehistoric times to the present. Ferit orhan pamuk born 7 june 1952 is a turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and. But in the years since, despite the turkish governments crimes against its people, the armenian genocide has been gone unacknowledged, the product of a sinister. Genocide isnt the preserve of fanatics and racist thugs its part of human nature, says stanford historian norman naimark. Armenian books main page this page hosts a list of books on the armenian genocide. Again, writes balakian, american sentiment was with the armenians, many survivors among whom emigrated to the us. An aching sense of loss is wonderfully conveyed in this contemporary novel, as ren tries. His historical novel beyaz kale the white castle, published in turkish in. In honor of this, we have compiled a resource list of books and films themed around each of the past genocides that have commemorative dates in april, plus the areas that we cover we hope you will make use of this list as a way to both remember these genocides, and learn more about them. Its likely this book will be seen and respected as the armenian equivalent of raul hilbergs definitive and towering study of the holocaust, the destruction of the european jews, a book i read many years ago and was blown away by. Sir martin gilbert, vahakn dadrian and jay winter provide an analytical.
Tomorrow is the centennial anniversary of the day ottoman turkish officials rounded up 250 armenian leaders in istanbul and began whats now known as the armenian genocide. Well have an article about the tragedy in the next issue dated may 16 of world magazine. In the thirtyyear genocide, the israeli historians benny morris and dror zeevi detail the slaughter of turkeys christian minorities. Today we consider books by authors that address the topic in order to.
It is narrated by nargiz, the last survivor and a medium who is devoted and obliged to remembering her loved ones lost during armenian genocide sometimes to the point of seeming obsession. The protagonist in this lyrical novel about the genocide of native americans is. He is known best for the road from home greenwillow books, 1979, based. Collection of books about the armenian genocide and related issues before and. Michael boslands first novel is a gripping tale of brutality with touching moments of human kindness and decency in the face of overwhelming horror. Good books and films about the bosnian genocide orange. He tells us how genocide happens, who denies it, where it could return, and the best books to read about it. We started this contest for the same reason that you wrote your book. The contributors offer a multidisciplinary approach to the armenian presence in these regions from antiquity to the calamitous twentieth century. It is the outcome of a project remembering the centennial of the armenian genocide in 1915.1349 1414 933 1111 545 902 127 697 38 1359 1416 1429 1664 868 443 875 1086 1183 1427 423 1110 1074 605 1442 784 1535 112 656 1227 559 910 325 232 262 538