My family has been almost completly killed during the genocide. Only my grand father, Hagop Havoudjian, and two of his brother, Emmanuel Havoudjian, and we don't know the first name of the other (he moved in Argentina, to Buenos Aires) escaped.
My grand father, Hagop Havoudjian, first, had been send in a french orphanage in Beyrouth. After that he lied on his age to go to France. He arrived in Marseille and came to Bollène (Vaucluse 84) to work and finally he lived in Bourg St Andeol (Ardeche 07), till the end of his life.
We've got only a few information on his family and we are not sure if there are true. On his ID card, it's written he was born the 22 of november 1908 in Ekbes Lebanon. His father was called Gabaret Havoudjian and his mother Jima. They were both killed during the genocide.
On his brother, Emmanuel, we know that first he moved in Greece and after that he moved in France, in Lyon (Rhone 69).
We found as well in the family house, an old book written by hand in armenian. I would like to know if someone cqn translate it in french for me, unfortunatelly I don'speak armenian.