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A classroom in the Armenian orphanage of Kokino, Greece, 1920 / from the AGBU archives
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My mother Askanoush Ishkanian grew up in an orphanage in Greece,she was born in 1910. Her older brother and sister survived and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Unfortunately ,I never asked my mother the name of the orphanage.Her life in Greece remains a mystery.
To: Jane Gahanian Hastinas,
most interesting coincidence. My cousin Isgoohi Yerganian, was about the same age as your mother [she passed away several years ago]. I was told that she was in an orphanage first in Turkey and then brought to an orpahange in Greece, on the island of Evia, in the town of Loutra, from where she was rescued by my mother [Isgoohi's aunt].
I have not been able to find out anything about such an orphange – its name, who were the sponsors or any other information.
One other memory I have is that the orphanage was run by protestant missionaries who, in my mother’s oponopn did not treat the children kindly.Did you check with the AGBU?