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Memories of Tomarza Toros M. Madaghjian

Memories of Tomarza

Toros M. Madaghjian

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The destruction of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire sets the historical time for Memories of Tomarza.This book is a compilation of first hand personal stories and memories collected 60 years ago from survivors who left Tomarza and settled inMoreThe destruction of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire sets the historical time for Memories of Tomarza.This book is a compilation of first hand personal stories and memories collected 60 years ago from survivors who left Tomarza and settled in Wisconsin. Madaghjian gives interesting ethnographic information about the origin and development of the village of Tomarza, its historical ups and downs, its heroic episodes, the superior patriotic spirit of its children, its revolutionary, active struggle and the founding of New Tomarza inside of Armenia. It is also a history of St. Mesrob Church in Racine, Wisconsin, the people from Armenia who settled in Racine, Wisconsin and the first Sunday School established at an Armenian Church in the USA.The book contains the personal memories of 1915 the deportation of Mr. Madaghjians brother, Hagop, who was martyred in 1920.The book is lovingly dedicated to his memory.So many times a historical account of everyday life can overlook the small, interesting details. However, it is exactly that attention to detail which makes this history come alive. Toros Madaghjians memoir gives me a sense of actually being there. Rev. Father Yeprem Kelegian, St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Pastor