Oldest Known Armenian Genocide Survivor Featured on Fox 11

Aleksan Markaryan, 110, is the last known survivor of the Armenian Genocide in the U.S (Photo: Screenshot of Fox News Video Report)
Aleksan Markaryan, 110, is the last known survivor of the Armenian Genocide in the U.S (Photo: Screenshot of Fox News Video Report)

Aleksan Markaryan, 110, is the last known survivor of the Armenian Genocide in the U.S. (Photo: Screenshot of Fox News Video Report)

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11)—The last known survivor of the Armenian Genocide was a special guest at an event hosted by the Armenian Law Students’ Association at Loyola Law School.

Aleksan Markaryan shared his memories of the genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust.

Markaryan is 110 years-old. He was about nine years old when the genocide began in 1915.

He said he was fired from his childhood job at a pharmacy because he was a Christian.

Markaryan remembers being called an infidel. In order to save his life, he converted to Islam.

He remembers watching people in his village as they were taken away to never be again, the genocide ended a long eight years later in 1923.

During that time, up to one-point-five million Armenians were exterminated by the Ottoman Government – now modern Turkey.

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  1. George said:

    May God bless this man for his memories, and his witness to this awful tragedy against
    humanity. Yes President Erdigan, the Armenian Genocide did take place! May all the pain and suffering of the millions of souls that died, be upon your conscience and soul! George Aslanian.

  2. Michael Kalustian said:

    RIP. I hope you are able to see justice in the afterlife that was denied here on Earth.

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