Profiles

Dr. Adrine Karakashian

Dr. Adrine Karakashian was born in 1927, in Lebanon, in a family escaped from Der Zor deserts. In Beirut, Adrine Karakashian graduated from ''Nishan Palanjian'' Jemaran when Levon Shant was its principle. Then she graduated from the Medical University.

From 1951 to 1976, she worked as a ...

Haig Arslanian (1927-2011)

Haig Arslanian was born in Aleppo on March 29, 1927. His roots go back to the town of Aintep, Cilicia. After graduating from the Mkhitarian School, together with his brother, Melankton, he began working at a textile factory and at the same time became one of its shareholders. In 1944, he moved t...

Melankton Arslanian (1913-1986)

Melankton Arslanian was born in Aintab, on June 3, 1913. He was the firstborn child of his parents - Armenag and Beatrice Arslanians.

His family was deported when he was a two-year old baby, and they got free from exile only when he was eight.  They finally settled in Aleppo where he at...

Arshak Catchatoor Galstaun (1912-2008)

Mr. Galstaun was born 16 February 1912 in Iran in the region of Charmahal's Livasan village. He was the eldest of six children, which included three brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Galstaun’s life was fraught with upheaval. As an 8-year-old child, after living in Basra with his father fo...

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