Armenian Golgotha – A Tale of One Man’s Survival

I’ve always wondered if anyone has ever survived to write his personal account about the daily lives of the Armenian intellectuals who were gathered at different parts of the Ottoman Empire on April 24, 1915 to be sent to their doom.

Now, for the first time in English, the memoirs of Father Grigoris Balakian’s Armenian Golgotha, is published for the whole world to read and have a glimpse of the horrible atrocities that befell on the Armenian community of modern Turkey. Father Grigoris Balakian’s book remains one of the few written accounts by a genocide survivor – full of evidence of the Turkish leaders’ connivance – who went on writing down his horrifying experience describing in gruesome detail what he saw and witnessed, and how he spent the next three years struggling to remain alive.