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Author journeys to Syria to find her grandfather's saviors April 11, 2018
Dawn MacKeen's grandfather, Stepan Miskjian, survived the Armenian genocide – a story that hinged on the hospitality of an Arab Muslim family that took in Miskjian as he wandering through Syria, starving and in rags. MacKeen traveled to meet the descendants of the family who saved her grandfather's life, and then realized that the story had come full circle. Today, a grandson of that Syrian family is himself seeking refuge. From 2017.

Dawn MacKeen, author of The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey

Dawn MacKeen's grandfather, Stepan Miskjian (left), is pictured with friends around 1910, just a few years before the Armenian genocide.