SPECIAL MISSION NEMESIS
by Paolo Cossi, J.B. Djian and Jan Varoujan / Translated from the French by Lou Ann Matossian
Graphic novel dedicated to Soghomon Tehlirian and the organization called "Nemsis." One day in March, 1921, a young man burst into Hardenberg Street, Berlin, trailing a neighborhood resident who was out for a stroll. Minutes later, he struck down his target with a bullet through the head. At his trial, the young Armenian, Soghomon Tehlirian, acknowledged the killing but claimed he was no murderer. It was the victim, Talaat Pasha, who had orchestrated the massacre of Tehlirian's family and people. Decades afterwards, the archives of the Zoryan Institute and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Tashnagtsutiun) would reveal the true story of this special mission (hadoog kordz in Armenian), code-named "Nemesis" for the goddess of righteous vengeance.