DELI SARKIS: THE SCARS HE CARRIED: A Daughter Confronts the Armenian Genocide and Tells Her Father's Story
by Ellen Sarkisian Chesnut
This book tells the story of Deli Sarkis, an Armenian who witnessed first-hand the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. The book is a tale of two journeys: the author's journey to discover the facts, places, and people in order to write her father's story, and her father's journey from near death to survival. Deli Sarkis's physical and emotional scars were a constant reminder of the horrifying times he endured and the loss of so many he loved.
Filled with photographs of the people and places that played roles in Deli Sarkis's life, as well as maps that outline the villages, cities, and landmarks, this book provides readers with a sobering recollection of a tragic time in Armenian history. Years ago, Ellen's father told her, ''Tell my story.'' His wish has finally come to fruition.