By Milton Konvitz
This dramatic own narrative is a distinct contribution to realizing previous and present occasions within the close to East. those memoirs of an American Protestant clergyman exhibit little recognized elements of significant occasions in Asia Minor within the early 20th century, provide worthy insights to their historical past, and describe pivotal interrelationships with the western global. these perceptions are woven into the tale of the author's protracted genocidal stories. Dispassionately rendered, Judgment Unto Truth is a choice for fact and justice.
In the Hamidian massacres of 1895. Jernazian, a five-year orphan, loses brothers. while the entire Armenian Protestant clergy of Cilicia are killed within the younger Turks' "Adana bloodbath" of 1909, Jernazian solutions the decision to fill up the vacant pulpits. In 1915, whilst the "final option to the Armenian query" is in development, the writer, an interpreter of the Turkish govt, is in a different place to monitor the genocidal method. Afterwards, he and his new bride paintings to rehabilitate destitute survivors. He serves as liaison and consultant throughout the British and French occupations (1919-21). and through the Kemalist revolution (1921-23), Jernazian loses his closing relatives and approximately his personal existence. purely via a excellent get away after twenty-one months in a Turkish criminal is he reunited along with his spouse, her mom, a daughter, and a son born 3 months after his arrest.
An strange mixture of non secular idealism and pragmatic politics, his memoirs offer a unique emotional event. As Vahakn Dadrian observes in his creation, "This quantity is a special rfile of old significanceaThe writer offers reviews and interpretations which painting him as an acute observer of problematic events." The e-book will attract historians of the interval, educators, and pros with an curiosity within the use and abuse of kingdom energy, and experts attracted to human habit in severe conditions.
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