Hagop H. Terzian was an Armenian intellectual (1879-1915) who barely escaped the Cilician massacre of 1909. Author of several books, he was arrested in Constantinople on April 24, 1915, exiled and killed.
Terzian’s “The Cilician Catastrophe” was a book of almost 900 pages originally published in Constantinople in 1912. It was composed of the author’s own account of atrocities he experienced in 1909 in Adana, as well as other survivor testimonies and many documents. All of these accounts were written in the voice of the Armenian victims and conveyed a powerful sense of pain, grief, and outrage.
The present publication is an abridged translation of this book under a new title.