In the Shadow of the Fortress: The Genocide Remembered
Nakshian Ketchian, Bertha.
Toronto: Zoryan Institute of Canada, 1988, 167 pages.
In the Shadow of the Fortress is the story of a young girl born in Husenig, Western or Ottoman Armenia, just before the Genocide of 1915-1917. Bertha Nakshian Ketchian experienced the horrors of that tragedy with her mother and sister. She witnessed and recorded in her memory the cruelty as well as devotion of neighbors, the hard choices of friends and family as she survived against all odds. Having crossed the desert and spent time in an orphanage supported by American help, Bertha eventually joined her father in Providence, Rhode Island.
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