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armeniapedia1048 karma

Great, AMA, thanks. Since nobody has asked, and you offered, I am curious what your sex life would be like in a predominantly Muslim country during a long civil war.

Also, what do you think will happen with the refugees who fled during the war when it ends? Do you think most will come back? A few? Some minorities more than others?

armeniapedia58 karma

If Erdogan ever comes to Los Angeles, there are a few hundred thousand Armenians who would like to have a word with him.

Funny how he never comes to Los Angeles... :)

armeniapedia17 karma

You should definitely take a trip to Armenia, you'll be blown away with the beauty of the country and the friendliness of the people.

Armenian Volunteer Corps can hook you up with a good volunteer gig and Birthright Armenia will pay for your trip if you qualify!

armeniapedia14 karma

Please please record your family story! Do it on video and mail it to both the UCLA Armenian History chair and to a few others for preservation (Dr. Richard Dekmejian, Dr. Dickran Kouymjian, Dr. Donald Miller, Barlow Der Mugrdechian, NAASR, etc.).

I'd love to have you add your family story on Armeniapedia. You can read the Armenian Genocide Interview Guide from Donald Miller's great book about survivors and either use that in part or full to have your grandparents answer whatever they know the answers to, as well as allow for some free flowing stories and conversation from them.

Send me a note if you'd like to put their story online!

armeniapedia12 karma

That and Turkey has been deathly afraid that by admitting the Armenian Genocide, they'd be responsible for reparations (much like Germany was after the Jewish Holocaust). Whether reparations would entail money, land, or what, they are deathly afraid of the entire concept.

It's sad. I'd have hoped that when they came to terms with their past, they'd actually feel bad and want to give reparations for what was done. But it doesn't look that way.