The Armenians of Musa Dagh 1915-1939 – Kemal Çiçek


The Armenians of Musa Dagh
(now in Hatay province of Turkey)
resisted the Ottoman government’s
displacement order, but
lost. Their struggle has naturally
been praised by the successive
generations of diaspora Armenians
and their sympathizers, but
what made their defiance become
known all over the world was not
the “extraordinary” nature of their
rescue by allied ships, but Franz
Werfel’s novel The Forty Days of
Musa Dagh.
This book provides an alternative
narrative of the events that unfolded
around Musa Dagh. The
story has been presented primarily
through the eyes of Armenian and
Ottoman sources so that the reader
will have a balanced view as to
what factually took place during
the uprising.



The Armenians of Musa Dagh 1915-1939,
A Story of Insurgency and Flight
Kemal Çiçek
ISBN 978-90-6921-021-6
Turquoise Series : 20 Turkuaz Dizi : : 20
First Published in 2020, Haarlem, Netherlands