The children of Western Armenia. Gharayans-Society

  • by Western Armenia, November 24, 2023 in Society

In the 44-day war, the Gharayan family from Kyuratagh village of Hadrut had three victims. Garegin Gharayan and his two sons, 21-year-old Davit and 23-year-old Vazgen, died days apart and were buried in Yerablur. Karegin went to war with his eldest son voluntarily. The youngest son, Davit, was a conscript who was killed along with the staff of his company on October 11 in Hadrut. Venera is now renting a house in Yerevan with her little son, daughter, mother-in-law. The last joy of the family was on the eve of the war, they celebrated the birthday of their little son Mher, they woke up in the morning from the sounds of explosions. "David jumped up from his seat, I will be there."

Davit was a contract soldier in Martuni, on the very first day of the war, the father of the family and the eldest son, Vazgen, went to Varanda. Garegin Gharayan and Vazgen were killed in Fizuli on the same day, on October 15, their father's body was taken out of the battlefield, but Vazgen's body was found in January. And Davit was among the 72 soldiers who were brought to Hadrut, which was already full of Azerbaijanis, on October 11. The military reassured the family that the middle child was alive, hiding in the woods. Venus did not even see the faces of her sons before she was buried, only her husband's. He blames the decision-makers on the battlefield for the death of the three, says that all three of them were killed as a result of wrong orders. In 2021, Venera Gharayan said in one of the interviews:

  "On the 10th of the month, Hadrut was in the hands of the Turks. Why did they send those 72 people to Hadrut? I accuse, I sued, but no answer. If we consider how their service in Fizuli was, the Turks, which part they were in, what orders they gave, I blame them, so what am I doing?

Venera stayed with her little son in her native Kyuratagh during the war in order to be close to her husband and sons, then the village became a hot front line, and they had to leave.