ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, THE: TESTIMONIES OF THE EYEWITNESS SURVIVORS
By Verjine Svazlian
The present work includes the primary-source popular oral testimonies of historical nature, the memoirs, the narratives, the Armenian- and Turkish-language songs (700 units) written down, audio- and video- recorded by the author from the eye-witness survivors of the Armenian Genocide deported from Western Armenia, Cilicia and Anatolia and resettled in Armenia and in the various countries of the world. The tragic life episodes fallen to the lot of the Western Armenians, as well as their noble and righteous struggle to protect their elementary human rights for living are presented in this academic study on the grounds of historical and ethnographical data.
The collection is supplied also with notations of the historical songs, summaries in English, French, German, Turkish, Russian and Armenian languages, documentation on the eyewitness survivors and their testimonies, a glossary, commentaries, thematic, toponymic, ethnonymic indexes and an index of personal names, photographs of the eyewitness survivors of the Armenian Genocide, a map showing the deportation and the Genocide (1915-1923) perpetrated against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.
At the end of this volume you will find a digital video disk (DVD), which is the English version of the Armenian documentary film "The creed of the Svazlian extended family." The film represents the nation-devoted and Fatherland-devoted activities of the three consecutive generations of the author's extended family in the 20th century. The volume is intended for historians, politicians, diplomats, lawyers, sociologists, psychologists, economists, folklorists and the broad section of readers interested in ethnography.
Gitoutyoun Publishing House (2011)