Yepraksia Barseghyan-Gevorgyan

Yepraksia Barseghyan-Gevorgyan was born on April 23, 1914 in the Laloyi Mavrak village, Kars Province. Yepraksia fled the Genocide with her mother and two brothers. Her father was killed by the Turks.

Ovsanna Gevorgyan-Mirkhoyan

Ovsanna was born in 1915, although the exact day and place of her birth is unknown. The only thing she remembers is that her family used to live in a village near Istanbul.

Movses Haneshyan

One hundred and four-year-old Movses Haneshyan was born in the Kebussieh village in the region of Musа Dagh (present-day Turkey). In 1915 his family was deported to Syria.

Gudrun Veel Jeppe & Jytte Jacobsen

There comes a point in the lives of many when they stop living in the moment and start looking at where they fit within the annals of their personal history.
Their ancestor is the Danish missionary Karen Jeppe, a courageous humanitarian who died in 1935

Greg Sarkissian

Sarkissian is co-founder of one of the foremost international centres devoted to the research of Genocide, notably the Armenian Genocide. Through the Toronto-based Zoryan Institute, established in 1982, he has gathered the largest collection of oral history of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide. The institute has also published 40 books based on original Turkish and German sources.
You cannot be free until you know who you are and until you know your history. Only when you find out, can you find peace

Audrey Selian Matian

Strong, powerful words from a woman with a vision. Great grand-daughter of survivors of the Genocide, she is articulate and thoughtful, but, most importantly she believes that the right words – and deeds – make a difference.
She believes that the right words – and deeds – make a difference

Noubar Afeyan

Survive and thrive could be Afeyan’s motto for life. “Armenians have one thing in common. We’re super-survivors,” says Noubar Afeyan. “We’re descendants of those who adapted and overcame seemingly impossible odds during the Genocide.”
Survive and thrive could be Afeyan’s motto for life

Aurora Mardiganian

She is known as Armenia's Joan of Arc - a woman who lived through uncountable horrors of the Genocide and then heroically relived them in a book and film of her life that told the world the truth.
She is known as Armenia's Joan of Arc

Vartan Melkonian

Abbey Road studios in central London has seen concerts and recordings aplenty since it was immortalized by The Beatles in 1969. But there has never been anything quite like the event that took place in April 2014.
The refugee who became the great conductor


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