They Fell, a commemorative artwork sent to the Guardian by Liana Mkrtchian. Reaching up with her broom handle, the young Armenian knocked it down and swept it away. According to the memories collected by Babasoloukian’s grandson Armen Babasoloukian, by the third day of the march his mother was dead: “They left her body for the sun. Ohanes Babasoloukian with his wife, Selma. She was seven months’ pregnant. To mark the centenary of the massacre, we asked readers to tell us how a legacy of mass killings and deportations has affected the way Armenians live now, Last modified on Sun 17 Jul 2016 04.16 EDT, On a bright spring day a 12-year-old girl called Vartoughy was cleaning her porch when she saw a bird’s nest. They are deferred’. ― Keri Topouzian, A Perfect Armenian. She fled with her mother and her eight-year-old brother, Manuk, to a hill above the village to hide their valuables and wait for the rest of their family to join them. Lusya Araqelyan shared this picture of her grandmother Beso Gasparian, who used to mourn, beat her by chest and say: ‘Whatever we saw, I don’t want even my enemies to see and experience.’. A reader who gave his name as Ruben told us: “There is almost no Armenian family in the world without a story about 1915.” A number of Armenian-led campaigns have made a concerted effort to collate them this year. It was night-time in Dalvor when 12-year-old Beso Gasparian’s family were warned of the proximity of Ottoman soldiers. “A girl with a golden cradle doesn’t remain long in her father’s house.

We put the killed baby on my sister’s chest and covered them with stones.

Jul 19, 2020 - Explore Sona Khourdajian's board "Armenian Quote, Post" on Pinterest. A reader who gave his name as Ruben told us: “There is almost no Armenian family in the world without a story about 1915.” A number of Armenian-led … “We heard gunshots. But we couldn’t find my father’s corpse,” wrote Lusya Araqelyan, recounting the story told to her by her grandmother. A few weeks later all of the Armenians in Everek – which was then part of the Ottoman empire – would be told they had to leave. A neighbour was watching and chided her. Last year, on her 102nd birthday, Kurdian received a visit from her local parish priest.

On Vartoughy’s journey “anyone who walked too slow was shot” and her sister was forced to give birth on a horse after soldiers refused to let them stop moving. But as dawn came a massacre erupted. Blistered and eventually dried like a prune,” he said.

Mothers Quotes. Many were sent on convoys, commonly described as caravans, into the Syrian desert.

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The baby’s chance of survival was slim but when Turkish villagers offered to take her, her sister refused: “This baby came into this world a Christian, and she is going to leave a Christian.”. Armenian Quotes. Their story was recorded by her family before she died and was sent to the Guardian by her great-grandson Jeremy Badach. Behind them are their children (left to right): Jerry, Alex, Georgette, Edward, George and Karekin. Armenian Genocide Sayings and Quotes. The campaign group 100 Lives says there are just 33 left in Armenia. “How would you feel if someone pushed you out of your home?”.

A calf is not found under an ox.”. They are deferred. I did not have enough energy to mourn her.”, Gasparian said she didn’t shed a tear when her family were slaughtered. Widely accepted historical accounts say that between 1 million and 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives at the hands of Ottoman forces in what was then eastern Turkey.

1918, Mosul. Some are based on transcripts and audio recordings, others are stories recited through the generations. And the same holds true for my grandson.”. “A drowning man will clutch at straws. I felt my mother squeeze me … without even a moment [for us] to think of what to do next, the soldiers kicked down the door and pulled everyone out.”. Survivors of the Armenian genocide, in 1919.

The journey took six months.