An Armenian Genocide Survivor's Journey to Freedom

(ISBN: 0-935411-18-6)
2003 Belmont
128 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Language(s): English, Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian

Hagop: An Armenian Genocide Survivor’s Journey to Freedom recounts the life of Hagop Kharpertian, the sole survivor in his family of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, in which more than one million Armenians perished at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Written by his son in the form of a memoir, covering nearly a century and spanning locales from Asia Minor and the Middle East to Europe and the United States, Hagop represents the odyssey of one man’s lifelong struggle and tenacity: the Genocide and his miraculous but bitter childhood survival; the uncertain and difficult years of transition from Malatia, his birthplace in Turkey, to Asnieres, his home in France; and the surprising decision after World War II to settle and raise a family in the United States. Both a historical account and a poignant family saga of sorrow and joy, of loss and triumph, Hagop is a tale of crime without punishment – the Genocide – and the narrative of a remarkable life.

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