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Angel of Aleppo: A Story of the Armenian Genocide Kindle Edition
Soldiers murder her mother. They force her from the family home.
Anoush must endure a death march through unforgiving desert, as Armenian refugees perish all about her, some of the million-plus whose blood forever stains the hands of the Ottoman Turks and the souls of their descendants.
Courageously keeping her small group of neighbourhood women together, Anoush endures the brutish guards driving a massive column of women, children, and old men south from Anatolia through Aleppo to the Mesopotamian desert. She learns to nurse against all odds in a city overflowing with diseased and starving refugees. She becomes the Angel of Aleppo.
In the years that follow, can she find the will to be the woman her mama raised her to be? Can she summon the strength to care?
From Anatolia to Aleppo and beyond, through the outrages and injustices of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Angel of Aleppo, a Story of the Armenian Genocide is about losing everything but the healing power of love.
- ASIN : B094HW7Y9W
- Language : English
- File size : 1396 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 284 pages
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Everyone knows about the Holocaust, but history has largely ignored the earlier, equally savage crime against humanity of the murder of perhaps 1.5 million Armenians during the First World War. This remarkable novel brings it to life. Like "Anna Frank’s Diary," like Behrouz Boochani’s "No Friend but the Mountains," it deserves to become a classic, not despite the true-life horrors it describes, but because of them.
Jon masterfully weaves together many lives. While some are walk-ons, the main characters are vibrantly alive and will find a place in your heart long after you’ve read "Angel of Aleppo".
Without giving anything away, I can tell you that two meetings at the end of the book brought tears to my eyes.
One more thing: what Jon writes here about one example of injustice he explicitly ties to others, anywhere, against any victims.