Ravished Armenia

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Ravished Armenia  (1918) 
by Aurora Mardiganian, translated by Henry Leyford Gates

=The Long Line that swiftly grew shorter
THE LONG LINE THAT SWIFTLY GREW SHORTER

One of the most striking photographs of the deportations that have come out of Armenia. Here is shown a column of Christians on the path across the great plains of the Mamuret-ul-Aziz. The zaptieths are shown walking along at one side.



RAVISHED ARMENIA


THE STORY OF
AURORA MARDIGANIAN


THE CHRISTIAN GIRL WHO LIVED THROUGH
THE GREAT MASSACRES


INTERPRETED BY H. L. GATES


WITH A FOREWORD BY
NORA WALN


AND FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS




NEW YORK
KINGFIELD PRESS, INC.



Copyright, 1918, by
Kingfield Press, Inc.
New York




MY DEDICATION

TO each mother and father, in this beautiful land of the United States, who has taught a daughter to believe in God, I dedicate my book. I saw my own mother’s body, its life ebbed out, flung onto the desert because she had taught me that Jesus Christ was my Saviour. I saw my father die in pain because he said to me, his little girl, “Trust in the Lord; His will be done.” I saw thousands upon thousands of beloved daughters of gentle mothers die under the whip, or the knife, or from the torture of hunger and thirst, or carried away into slavery because they would not renounce the glorious crown of their Christianity. God saved me that I might bring to America a message from those of my people who are left, and every father and mother will understand that what I tell in these pages is told with love and thankfulness to Him for my escape.


Aurora Mardiganian.

The Latham,
New York City,
December, 1918.



THIS STORY OF
AURORA MARDIGANIAN



which is the most amazing narrative ever written
has been reproduced

for the American Committee for
Armenian and Syrian Relief in a

TREMENDOUS MOTION PICTURE
SPECTACLE

“RAVISHED ARMENIA”

Through which runs the thrilling yet
tender romance of this

CHRISTIAN GIRL WHO SURVIVED
THE GREAT MASSACRES


Undoubtedly it is one of the greatest and most
elaborate motion pictures of the age — every stirring
scene through which Aurora lives in the book, is
lived again on the motion picture screen.

SEE AURORA, HERSELF, IN HER STORY

Scenario by Nora Wain — Staged by Oscar Apfel

Produced by Selig Enterprises

Presented in a selected list of cities

By the
American Committee for
ARMENIAN AND SYRIAN RELIEF





LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
 
The Long Line that Swiftly Grew Shorter Frontispiece
Map Showing Aurora’s Wanderings Page 75
Waiting They Know Not What Facing Page 158
Driven Forth on the Road of Terror " " 192
The Roadside of Awful Despair " " 234
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Original:
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The author died in 1937, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.