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Oral history interview with Angele Maranian

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.179.1 | RG Number: RG-50.878.0001

Angéle Chamiram Maranian (née Nalbandian), born in May 1915 in Keskin Denek Maden (Keskin), Turkey, describes her journey through orphanages in Turkey in Zinjidere and Cappadocia as well as Lebanon and Egypt as a consequence of the Armenian Genocide; settling in Belgium in 1927; getting married to Maurice Maranian in August 1939 in Brussels; moving to Holland, where Maurice had a rug business; the German invasion of the Netherlands; Maruice being sent to internment camps at Atmar and Tost (Toszek), Poland while she was sent to Altmar and Liebenau in southern Germany; being reunited with her husband after three years of separation in an internment camp in Vittel, France; giving birth to twins, alongside a Jewish woman who gave birth to a son after all her Jewish relatives were sent to Auschwitz; being liberated in September of 1944 by the Allies following heavy bombing; traveling to London, England, where they stayed at a refugee center and began to rebuild their lives; and being one of a relatively few people in the world to suffer at the hands of both the Ottoman Turks and the Nazis.

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Angèle Maranian
Peter Maranian
interview:  1987-1998
6 digital files : MP3.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Maranian and Lena Adishian
Record last modified: 2020-07-22 15:34:50
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