Monday, May 14, 2007

Alice Cirganyan Interview

Read this moving interview of Alice Cirganyan, a fellow bardizagtsi, realized on December 9, 2005 in Melbourne.

Born in 1923 (probably in Bolis), Alice knows about Bardizag - like all of us - mostly what her parents told. Though, she visited the village with her husband and a group of Bolis Armenians years later.

The evocation of bardizagn' "claire fontaine" - "They had a big spring (well), all of us uses to go there to get water...with the girls, in a group" Alice's mother used to say - speaks by itself.

Alice finally had to leave Turkey in the 70's. She lives in Melbourne. Bardizagn' armenian is the only language she speaks.

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