Brief History of Nirze Village of Gesaria, A (Համառօտ պատմութիւն Կեսարիոյ Նիրզէ գիւղի)
By Senkerim Khederian, Translated from Armenian with annotations and Introduction by Gerard J. Libaridian
This work is the first Armenian compatriotic study that records the life of an Armenian community as a memorial to its existence in the wake of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It was written in 1917 and published in 1918 when the destruction of Armenians was still in progress. It captures this critical, uncertain moment in Armenian history, as it
relates what had been the life of Armenians in Nirze, in the Gesaria [Kayseri] plain of the Ottoman Empire. A significant part of the work focuses on the emigration of Armenians from Nirze to the United States, where the author, Senekerim Khederian, resided when writing this book.
Gomidas Institute (2021)