Armen Chakmakjian

1.5 Million

In Random on April 17, 2015 at 12:07 am

I wrote this 51 weeks ago on the occasion of the 99th commemoration of the Armenian genocide. Justice is a relentless force.

The Urtaru Chronicles

Today, April 24, 2014, Armenians all over the world remember a tragedy that befell our Ottoman Armenian ancestors 99 years ago. That tragedy was so horrific to the world that a new word, genocide, was created to describe what the Young Turk regime perpetrated. The Ottoman Armenian population was decimated by killings and deportations into the Syrian desert. It was not uncommon that mostof those who survived were orphans. Sometimes they were saved by Turks. Many of them were saved by Near East Relief.

In the next few lines I’m going to describe how an American of Armenian descent happened to come into the world:

My maternal great-grandfather had come to America in the early part of the 1900’s as many did, working in the factories in Worcester. When the bad reports started coming back from his village, he went back to his family only to be killed on…

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