Item #031424 The Urchin; an Armenian's Escape. Kerop Bedoukian.
The Urchin; an Armenian's Escape
The Urchin; an Armenian's Escape

The Urchin; an Armenian's Escape

(London, 1978): John Murray. Octavo. Item #031424

186 pages, glossary. An account of an Armenian child's escape during the Turkish atrocities during the First World War. The men had been exterminated so it was mainly the women and children who made their way despite crossing through freezing mountain passes and across waterless deserts. Armenians were offered life if they converted to Islam but many persevered in their faith even in the face of drawn guns and swords. Kerop Bedoukian was a young deportee who survived the bloody summer of 1915 and has written one of the best accounts of the holocaust by the Turks against the Armenians during World War I. Bound in yellow cloth, spine lettering gilt, bump to head of spine, a very nice copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket lettered in black.

Price: $50.00

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