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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."--Publisher's Web site.
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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 956.62015 BANEA 2015 (Text) 39705000052695 New Book Shelf Book None 07/22/2021 Available -

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  • ISBN: 1503600637
  • ISBN: 9781503600638
  • ISBN: 0804795436
  • ISBN: 9780804795432
  • Physical Description: xviii, 191 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]

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General Note: Translated from Armenian.
"Longer versions of chapters 1-8 of this work were originally published in Armenian in 1992 under the titles Antourayi Vorpanotseh [The Orphanage of Antoura] by the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society in Beirut, Lebanon, and Housher Mangoutian yev Vorpoutian [Memories of Childhood and Orphanhood] by the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon."
Formatted Contents Note: Childhood -- Deportation -- The desert -- The orphanage at Hama -- The orphanage at Antoura -- The raids -- The caves -- Goodbye, Antoura -- Sons of a great nation.
Summary, etc.: "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."--Publisher's Web site.
Language Note:
Translated from Armenian.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Atrocities Turkey
Armenian massacres survivors Lebanon Biography
Orphans Lebanon ʻAynṭūrah Biography
Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923 Personal narratives
Banean, Gaṛnik 1910-1989 Childhood and youth
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