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The last Armenian: How a genocide survivor spent a century hiding her identity

A century ago, 10,000 Armenians lived in a village in south-east Turkey – today, only one remains.

Asiya’s mother was one of 13 who survived a lesser-known massacre during the First World War at the Dudan gorge, two hours from her home in Chunkush.

  • By Multimedia Producer Narbeh Minassian
  • itv

Aged just 10 at the time in 1915, her mother was saved from the edge of the 200-ft ravine by a soldier ordered on April 24 to wipe her people out.

Asiya, now believed to be 100, still lives in her mother’s hometown village, where she takes solace in rare meetings with travellers who share her heritage…

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