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Karnig Panian


Goodbye, Antoura

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[The following is an excerpt from Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide. The English translation, by Simon Beugekian, edited by Aram Goudsouzian, was published in 2015.] At night, elderly Turkish women patrolled up and down the rows of beds, trying their best to make sure we were all asleep. Some of us slept four to a bed, others eight to a bed, covered by one single blanket, breathing into each other’s faces. On cold nights, boys sometimes pulled the blanket ...

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Karnig Panian


Karnig Panian (1910-1989) was a longtime educator and vice-principal at Djemaran, the Armenian Lyceum, based in Beirut, Lebanon. An English translation of his memoir, Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide, was published in 2015.