Siranoosh, My Child
Siranoosh Lazian Tavookjian’s journey from her native Tokat to Fresno, California is a remarkable story of survival and the will to persevere. The objective of the Turkish government to eliminate the Armenians from Asia Minor was accomplished with the utmost cruelty and savagery. Siranoosh was one of the few who survived the massacres and fortunate enough to arrive in the United States after years of privation and struggle. This story reaffirms the love of an Armenian mother for her child and the faith which she had for the Armenian Apostolic Church.