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Author Haykaz, Aram, 1900-1986, author.

Title Four years in the mountains of Kurdistan, 1915-1919 : an Armenian boy's memoir of survival / Aram Haigaz ; English translation by Iris H. Chekenian.

Publication Info. Bronxville, New York : Maiden Lane Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    956.62 HAY    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 363 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published in Armenian in 1972.
Awards The Armenian language edition of this book was the recipient of the Kevork Melidinetsi Literary Award, Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, Antelias, Lebanon
Contents Our cross, 1915 -- My first master -- Life as a shepherd -- A new home, 1916 -- Crime and punishment -- A hero falls, 1917 -- To Bey Punar, 1918 -- The last year, 1918-1919.
Summary An extraordinary coming-of-age story and survival story of an Armenian teenager forced to live in a tribal culture among Kurdish peasants and Turkish beys. He rose from "infidel" servant to trusted secretary and escaped captivity, the only person in his adoptive tribe who could read and write.
Subject Haykaz, Aram, 1900-1986 -- Biography.
Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923 -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia -- Biography.
Kurds -- Turkey -- History -- Biography.
Turkey -- History -- Biography.
Kurdistan -- History -- Biography.
Genocide survivors -- Biography.
Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923 -- Personal narratives.
Added Author Chekenian, Iris Haigaz, translator.
Added Title Armenian boy's memoir of survival
Chʻors tari Kʻiwrtistani leṛnerun mēj. English.
ISBN 9781940210063 : $26.95

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