This illustrated book for children tells the story of Rev. Hovhannes Eskijian, who risked his life to save children during the Armenian Genocide.
Eskijian, who became an orphan in his childhood, was ordained a minister and moved to Aleppo, Syria with his wife. There, they witnessed the Armenian deportees arriving by train. Aleppo served as a stopping point before the deportees continued their journey to the desert of Der Zor, which meant certain death.
Rev. Eskijian decided to smuggle children from the train and hide them within the city. His bravery, an example of humanitarian resistance in the darkest hour, saved countless children before he succumbed to typhus.