Hampartzoum Chitjian November 1986 Interview

In contrast to my mother, My father never stopped talking about his past, the good times and the sad, he never stopped talking. At the drop of a pin, he would remember something, good or bad. Sara says, “I know his autobiography better than I know my own”.

The 1986 interview is an excellent first person account of Hampartzoum Chitjian describing in great detail the various unplanned steps he took to escape the Armenian Genocide occurring in 1915 Ottoman Turkey. He goes on to describe becoming a free man the minute he steps foot in Iran, where he kneels down and thanks god.

Transcripts Of Recordings Of Interviews

Audio recording of this interview:

Part 1

Part 2

Preface with Bedros Alahaidoyan