IamA (The daughter of an Armenian survivor of the first genocide of the 20th century, perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago today. ) AMA!
*This is all transcribed by me, Kirk the grandson of Margret Krikorian. Everything written from here on out is from her point of view and her words.
Born in 1934 in Providence Rhode Island, as the youngest of four children. My parents came to the country in 1920 from Marseilles, France from where they escaped to from Turkey. Although I did not live through the Genocide, and my parents did not like talking about it, but what they did tell me is that two of my mother's husbands died during the genocide (one killed by a bandit, another killed by Turkish soldiers) and her family also owned an Olive farm, which was taken by the Turks. Throughout my childhood I was always referred to as a "Starving Armenian" and grew up feeling inferior to other people. I learned Armenian from my parents and it is my first language. During my teen years, I joined the AYF (Armenian Youth Federation) and learned the pride of my heritage and learned not to be ashamed of who I am. I here to answer any questions from my youth, tell the stories I grew up with from my parents and from my husband's side of the family.
Here is me with my Grandson Kirk: http://imgur.com/cMHIC3s
UPDATE: My grandma is tired now, but she loved all of the comments from you guys and thanks everybody for their concern for Armenia and her. Any great questions I will forward to her and write a response for those interested