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Century later, Armenian Genocide survivor among visitors at Yerevan memorial

YEREVAN, APRIL 24, ARMENPRESS. A century has passed, but the horrors witnessed as a child still remain for Yepraksya Gevorgyan, a 108-year-old survivor of the Armenian Genocide who was among the thousands of visitors today at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial as the nation marks the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

The administration of the memorial had issued a permit to the family of the elderly woman to allow her accompanying vehicle to pass maximally close to the entrance, where she was met by attendants with a wheelchair.

Yepraksya Gevorgyan laid flowers at the Eternal Flame and spoke to reporters afterwards.

“We migrated from Kars to Oshakan, then we went to Ashtarak, Yeghvard, but there was no place to stay there already. Then we went to Gyumri. There, we met Askanaz Mravyan, who took us to a 2-storey home. He told us – live here, make ends meet until we see what happens,” she said.

Gevorgyan was unable to continue telling her story, although she had much to say.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

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