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For Syrian Armenians, exodus evokes flight from genocide a century ago
For Syrian Armenians, exodus evokes flight from genocide a century ago

Snare drums rustle and trumpets blare. Chocolates from a famed confectioner in Syria are handed out among the crowd. The hall falls silent. A minute of remembrance is observed for the more than 200,000 killed during almost four years of civil war in Syria. Hundreds of ethnic Armenians from Syria, among the thousands who've fled here to escape the fighting, gathered recently in downtown Yerevan. They came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Armenian Central High School in Aleppo, Syria, a cornerstone of Armenian identity in a city now devastated by war. "Armenian schools keep Armenian identity alive," said a woman who fled Aleppo as rebels rolled into the city...

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