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Yervand Markarian Collection, 1933-1996Save to your list. | Special Collections & Archives

Title: Yervand Markarian Collection, 1933-1996Save to your list.
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Yervand Markarian was born in Harbin, China, to Armenian refugees, and he grew up in Tientsin where his father ran a billiards hall. He attended St. Louis College in Tientsin, and in 1939 volunteered to fight in World War II with the French Foreign Legion. After serving some time working as a police officer in the French Concession in Shanghai, he opened a Russian restaurant, Kavkaz, which served as the headquarters for the American forces after World War II. After the Communist takeover Markarian emigrated to Brazil, and eventually came to settle in the Los Angeles area. The collection consists of a class photograph from 1933, and a VHS videotape of a television interview given by Markarian about his life and self-published autobiography, Kavkaz.
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