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Author MacCurdy, Marian M.

Title Sacred justice : the voices and legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis / Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy, Ph. D. ; translations from the Armenian by Arsine Oshagan, Ph. D
Published New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Armenian Studies ; v. 1
Armenian Studies
Contents Chapter 1. Eliza Der Melkonian Sachaklian -- Chapter 2. Aaron Sachaklian -- Chapter 3. Hadug Kordz -- Part I. Genocidal context -- Part II. The rise of Operation Nemesis -- Part III. The voices of Hadug Kordz -- Chapter 4. The first generation and its legacy -- Chapter 5. Witnesses into the future -- Part I. The power of the word -- Part II. From resistance to resilience -- Photographs -- Maps
Summary "Sacred Justice is a cross-genre book that uses narrative, memoir, unpublished letters, and other primary and secondary sources to tell the story of a group of Armenian men who organized Operation Nemesis, a covert operation created to assassinate the Turkish architects of the Armenian Genocide. The leaders of Operation Nemesis took it upon themselves to seek justice for their murdered families, friends, and compatriots. This book includes a large collection of previously unpublished letters that show the strategies, personalities, plans, and dedication of Soghomon Tehlirian, who killed Talaat Pasha, a genocide leader; Shahan Natalie, the agent on the ground in Europe; Armen Garo, the center of Operation Nemesis; Aaron Sachaklian, the logistics and finance officer; and others involved with Nemesis. The author tells a story that has been either hidden by the necessity of silence or ignored in spite of victims' narratives. This is the story of those who attempted to seek justice for the victims and the effect this effort had on them and on their families. The book shows how the narratives of resistance and trauma can play out in the next generation and how resistance can promote resilience. Little has been written about Operation Nemesis. As we approach the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, it is time"--Publisher's website
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Subject H.H. Dashnaktsʻutʻiwn -- Biography
H.H. Dashnaktsʻutʻiwn -- History
H.H. Dashnaktsʻutʻiwn.
Armenian massacres (1915-1923)
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Political aspects
Assassination -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century
Justice -- Political aspects -- Armenia -- History -- 20th century
Justice -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- 20th century
Revenge -- Political aspects -- Armenia -- History -- 20th century
Revolutionaries -- Armenia -- Biography.
Subversive activities -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century
Assassination.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Justice -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Revolutionaries.
Subversive activities.
Asia -- Armenia.
Turkey.
Genre/Form Biographies.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1412855446
9781412855440