From America to Armenia, aboard the Sobieski in 1949

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14 March 2013

Postcards, dinners, group photos. The journey of American-Armenian repatriates aboard the Sobieski in 1949. Images courtesy of Crosby Phillian to accompany the article on the American-Armenian experience in War-Torn Naples by Hazel Antaramian Hofman

Note that the photographs were taken by members of the Phillian family and they are in their ownership. After arriving in Armenia, the cameras and movie camera of the family were confiscated by Soviet officials when Crosby’s father, Alexander Phillian, was arrested. The film was later returned. The photographs were ultimately developed.