Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir - Part VII: Syria 2005 Summary & Analysis

Peter Balakian
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Part VII: Syria 2005 Summary and Analysis

In "Going to Aleppo, May 2005," Peter describes his trip to the refuge of his grandmother during the genocide. He begins in Cyprus, doing a series of lectures, and then heads to Beirut. One of his hosts, Father Nerseh, takes him to Anjar on the way to their journey to Syria, in order to see the only purely Armenian town outside of Armenia. Anjar was originally a village made of refugees from Musa Dagh. After a visit in Anjar, the group travels to Syria, where they arrive in the village of Damascus. After touring the city, they travel to Aleppo, where Peter is to speak at the Forty Martyrs Armenian Cathedral. In the morning, he discovers the church has located the records of Nafina and her family from her time in Aleppo. Even her street address in Aleppo...

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