Needle, Thread and Button
Toronto: Zoryan Institute of Canada, 1988, 101 pages.
Born in Garin (Erzerum), the heartland of historic Armenia, young Yervant Kouyoumjian lived through the horrors of the deportations and massacres of Armenians under Ottoman rules during the First World War. John Yervant witnessed the disintegration of his family and people as the deportations led him from Erzerum to Erzingan, Egin, Arapgir, and Malatia on their way to the slaughter houses in Northern Syria. Young Yervant was able to escape death with his mother and reach Aleppo. From there he went to Istanbul, then to the newly established Republic of Armenia, to Greece, Sicily, France and, finally, to America.
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