Khachkar, the Armenian Cross

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
The Khachkar, traditional Armenian cross
The Khachkar, traditional Armenian cross

I am a first-generation American-Armenian. My parents came here from Syria to seek economic success. Although treated very well under the great leadership of Hafez al-Assad, they still sought after economic opportunities here in America. After doing research, my aunt was the first one to move, finding an Armenian community in North Jersey. Soon after, my whole family from Syria moved to North Jersey in 1980. 

Place(s): New York and New Jersey.
Year: 1980

– JK

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