You Rejoice My Heart

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Tekeyan Cultural Association, 2007 - Fiction - 383 pages
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This book is based on a quest made by the author to find Turkey's hidden Armenians, those who survived the Armenain Genocide of 1915 and remained in Turkey. Yalcin is a very sympathetic observer, which maked his account all the more powerful. His account finds crypto-Armenians and donmes, people who survived discrimination and anti-Armenian riots in Istanbul, as well as others who eloped with Muslim Turks. You Rejoice My Heart is probably the first critical attempt to look at the social history of Armenians in modern Turkey.

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Contents

Meline is ill
11
ILLUSTRATIONS
12
The start of the journey
28
Madam Safiye
42
The time of the Deportation
57
An accounting on the way to Erbaa
72
Baba Yusuf of As kale
86
Baba Yusuf of Askale
87
Who really was the person behind that bewitching pair of eyes?
192
this happen?
205
Why didnt I look into my own past?
220
The reasons for hatred of the Armenians
238
You must endure what fate brings to you
263
The night of September 67 1955
277
Master Sarkis of Karaman
290
The Armenian Haci Ibrahim from Kahta
296

Ohan Ozant of Amasya and Vahram Karabent of Merzifon
105
The calamity didnt spare the Greeks either
121
The past that made Meline who she is
138
The Capital Tax
148
The past years in Zara
161
If Ive been able to make it this far
175
They snatched my mother and took her away
311
Red mark in their identity cards
326
See what happens to a young man when he goes abroad
343
Keghams grave
357
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