A member of a Catholic, Arabic-speaking Armenian community, Aliza brings a fresh perspective to the events surrounding World War I in Turkey. She recalls her happy childhood, relives the horrors of the genocide, and recounts her struggle to build a new life in the United States. But the tragic destruction of her old way of life casts a shadow that will not go away, compelling her to remember the past and to put her experiences down on paper. Despite the security of her new life, Aliza remains haunted by the memory of the innocent Armenians who died such needless and horrible deaths during the genocide.
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