The Armenian world was shattered by the genocide of 1915. Many Armenians were left with only fragments of their family histories, whether a story of survival or a photograph from a distant ancestor.
By contrast, the Dildilian family chose to speak. Two generations of storytellers gave voice to their experience in audio and video recordings, in lengthy written memoirs, in diaries and letters, and most unusually in photographs and drawings. In Fragments of a Lost Homeland, Armen T. Marsoobian uses a unique array of family sources to tell the story of his ancestors and, in doing so, brings to life the tumultuous events of the early twentieth century.