Secret nation : the hidden Armenians of Turkey

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Full title: Secret nation : the hidden Armenians of Turkey / Avedis Hadjian.
Main author: Hadjian, Avedis, (Author)
Format: Book           

Physical Description: xvii, 570 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary: It has long been assumed that no Armenian presence remained in eastern Turkey after the 1915 massacres. As a result of what has come to be called the Armenian Genocide, those who survived in Anatolia were assimilated as Muslims, with most losing all traces of their Christian identity. In fact, some did survive and together with their children managed during the last century to conceal their origins. Many of these survivors were orphans, adopted by Turks, only discovering their "true" identity late into their adult lives. Outwardly, they are Turks or Kurds and while some are practising Muslims, others continue to uphold Christian and Armenian traditions behind closed doors. --