FORTY DAYS OF MUSA DAGH, THE
By Franz Werfel, Translated from the German by Geoffrey Dunlop and James Reidel
The heroic story of resistance during the Armenian Genocide, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh tells the story of how the people of several Armenian villages in the mountains chose not to obey the deportation order of the Turkish government. Instead, they fortified a plateau on the slopes of Musa Dagh and repelled Turkish soldiers and military police during the summer of 1915 while holding out hope that the warships of the Allies would save them. An international bestseller when first published in 1933, Franz Werfel's masterpiece brought the world's attention to this devastating crime against humanity and the Armenian people.
Verba Mundi (2012)