The Forty Days of Musa Dagh
The heroic story of resistance during the Armenian genocide. This is the story of how the people of several Armenian villages in the mountains chose not to obey the deportation order of the Turkish government. Instead, they fortified a plateau on the slopes of Musa Dagh and repelled Turkish soldiers and military police during the summer of 1915 while holding out hope that the warships of the Allies would save them. An international bestseller when first published in 1933, Franz Werfel’s masterpiece brought the world’s attention to this devastating crime against humanity and the Armenian people.