Armenian Genocide In Karnig Panian's Goodbye Antoura '
After weeks of travel they were lead to a camp in the desert by the name of Hama. The camp was occupied by thousands of Armenians with a lack of food and shelter, resulting in death and disease. While at this camp Panian loses his mother, siblings, friends, and other members of his extended family to the harsh conditions of the desert. Following his time at the desert his grandparents sent Panian to an orphanage where he was brought back to health and cared for. Not long after his time at the orphanage he was relocated to a Turkish run institution created to “turkify” young Armenian boys. During the course of several years the author reflects on his ability to adapt with the other boys to make decisions that would ultimately grant them their survival. Karnig Panian’s “Goodbye Antoura” shows us that even young children can organize against the injustice directed towards them through persistence, maturity, and