Lawyer Vahan Bournazian represented the story of his grandmother’s survival. “When Turkish soldiers have come to evacuate their village, a Turk has saved her, taking to a Turkish village where she has remained for a week.
“When Turkish soldiers have come to evacuate their village, a Turk has saved her, taking to a Turkish village where she has remained for a week. Afterwards, my grandmother has returned to their village which was already emptied along with her grandmother. Again Turkish soldiers have come. The Turkish family, which had saved my grandmother, insisted as if my grandmother was their family member. This is how she has survived. My grandmother got ill, she was suffering a hair loss. Kurds asked what the child needed. My grandmother wanted grapes… it was a winter… Kurds found grapes”, he told.
Later on, Yeghisabeth grand mom settled in Aleppo, gave shelter to refugee-Armenians for a long time. “She suffered a lot to keep her identity, to remain an Armenian”: told Vahan Bournazian. He has preserved the passport of Yeghisabeth grand mom, which proves that she was born in Turkey (Arabkir). For already 12 years Bournazian lives in the Republic of Armenia, before that he was USA citizen. “I live as a proud Armenian”, he noted.