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Souren Aprahamian

Armenian Survivor

Souren Aprahamian

Souren Aprahamian (1907-2008) was eight years old when the Armenian genocide began. His father was killed in one of the initial Turkish attacks, and he and his family spent the next six years struggling to survive as they fled from town to town before finding safety in British-occupied Iraq. After two years in a refugee camp, the Aprahamians finally came to Detroit in 1921. Aprahamian was an active member of Detroit's Armenian community and was a frequent speaker about the genocide.

 

Video Clips

Armenian Refugees in Iraq
The Repetition of History
The Siege of Van, Turkey