Haji Khalil

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“A Shameful Act is dedicated to the memory of a Muslim Turk, Haji Khalil, who saved the family of my good friend, Greg Sarkissian, during the Genocide. Haji Khalil and Greg’s grandfathers were business partners in the city of Urfa when the government orders came. Whoever hides an Armenian is to be hanged in front of his own house, and then the house will be burned. In spite of this order, Haji Khalil hid the Sarkissian family in his attic, eight people in all, taking care of them, feeding them and burying one of them when she passed away. "