Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army

November 8, 2017

 

 

 

Forced into Genocide is the riveting memoir of Yervant N. Alexanian : an eye-witness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War 1. Incredibly, Alexanian experienced the Armenian Genocide as a conscript in the OttomanTurkish Army. His memoir is a one-of-a-kind “insider’s account” documenting the Genocide’s astonishing cruelty-but also its rare, unexpected acts of humanity. No comparable account exists in the literature of the Armenian Genocide. This edition, translated from Alexanian’s hand-written chronicle includes rare documents and photos that the author preserved, a scholarly introduction by Sergio La Porta, a foreword by Israel Charny, translator’s note and endorsements by Taner Akcam, Vartan Gregorian, Eric Bogosian, The Honorable Frank Pallone and Andrew Goldberg.

 

 

 

 

 

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(c) 2017 Adrienne Alexanian

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