"Eventual salvation came in the form of a soldier on horseback. A Turkish
officer, he had come looking for survivors of the death convoys,
intending to take them to safety. Fortunately for Astrid and her mother,
he was true to his word and Astrid would always remember that, although
the Turks had destroyed her family, it was thanks to a Turk that she
and her mother were saved."
Helen (Astghig/Astrid) Gaidzakian: born Albistan, Turkey 28
March 1913; married 1942 Gaspar Aghajanian (died 2007; two daughters);
died Gloucester 11 May 2012.
Link: Astrid Aghajanian: Survivor of the Armenian genocide who narrowly escaped death