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Assyrians, the last Aramaic speakers May 31, 2006
A people can survive stateless for 2500 years, maintain its language, then be scattered to the winds by the malignancy of ethnic cleansing. In fine detail, Kakovitch weaves together a novel based on his wide reading and listening to families and their accounts. He brings to life how the mountain Assyrians of southeast Turkey fled before the combined Kurdish and Turkish onslaught during WWI, and how, even when they had served bravely their people's interests in Iran and then in Iraq, this newly formed state turned on its most indigenous population and slaughtered men, women and children in 1933. This crime is neither admitted by Kurds and Arabs, nor remedied. Indeed, today we see the results of this cruelty in the driving out of Iraq or denying the ethnic identity of the Assyrians who are reduced to their dhimmi status as "Christians." This is the book to provide the historical background to a tragedy still unfording.
Excellent May 4, 2004
It is excellent to see someone has at last made an effort to document the tragic events of mount semele...it makes me proud to be Assyrian...knowing that we have suffered so much yet we still stand high and attempt to gain our rights...
every assyrian should support this book as a token of our support for those who died so that we could uphold our name!