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Grigoris Balakian
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Born in 1876, Grigoris Balakian was one of the leading Armenian intellectuals of his generation. In Ottoman Turkey he attended Armenian schools and seminary; and in Germany he studied, at different times, engineering and theology. He was one of the 250 cultural leaders (intellectuals, clergy, teachers, and political and community leaders) arrested by the Turkish government on the night of April 24, 1915, and deported to the interior. Unlike the vast majority of his conationals, he survived nearly four years in the killing fields. Ordained as a celibate priest (vartabed) in 1901, he later became a bishop and prelate of the... Read More

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Armenian Golgotha

Written by Grigoris Balakian
Translated by Peter Balakian


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $20.00

On April 24, 1915, Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other leaders of Constantinople’s Armenian community. It was the beginning of the Ottoman Empire’s systematic attempt to eliminate the Armenian people from Turkey—a campaign that continued through World War I and the fall of the empire. Over the next... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Armenian Golgotha

Written by Grigoris Balakian
Translated by Peter Balakian and Aris Sevag


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $35.00

Never before in English, Armenian Golgotha is the most dramatic and comprehensive eyewitness account of the first modern genocide.

On April 24, 1915, the priest Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other intellectuals and leaders of Constantinople’s Armenian community. It was the beginning of the Ottoman Turkish government’s systematic attempt... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Armenian Golgotha

Written by Grigoris Balakian


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $14.99

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