All men and boys were separated from women. Families were torn apart.
No!!! Please don't take him! Please!!!
Finally we will accomplish a clean Turkish territory.
Shut up, women!!!
Bye, I love you all!
Come on!!! Move f***ing Armenians!!!
Armenians were moved to outer town. Here all males were executed. Anna saw her father, baby brother, cousins and friends; being shot a few steps in front of her. All the women were in tears.
Noooooo!!! Stop!!! Daddy!!!
That afternoon, all women and elderly left were forced to evacuate their homes to be sent to a march through the Syrian desert with almost any supplies.
Girls pack in sheets all the important supplies for the march. I know we are in the worst times of our lives, but please move!
On the very harsh conditions of the desert, Anna, her mother, and sisters started to march.
They would walk all day and only stop at night. Water was very scarce. Every time they saw a well , a spring or an oasis, they would go out of formation to refill. They could not be caught doing this. It was unauthorized by the Turks.
Stay strong Anna, stay strong!
I'm very thirsty. My legs hurt.
One morning, before the march started, Anna and her sisters went out looking for water.
Look, we can refill our jugs here.
Let's go running and tell Mom!!!
While doing the refill, a man grabbed Anna. Her sisters went running to find their mom. But, altough Anna tried to resist, when they came back Anna would have already had been kidnapped by the man.
Oh my god, Anna!!!
Anna was taken by the man to an unknown place. There he sexually abused Anna and chose her, an 11-year-old Anna as one of his wives. Anna was constantly abused by her abductor, and just 1 year after being kidnapped, she gave birth to her first daughter. When she turned 13 she gave birth to another.