Well the soviet union thing happened many many years before the WWII. To be exact on 1917.I met an old Armenian woman two days ago at my friend's place, she's her grandma... We were talking about the situation in Armenia, the president resigning and the genocide... And then she told me what her parents went through! Fascinating stuff! Her mother's entire family was killed, she was the only survivor... Same thing with her father... They both relocated to the united states where they met and got married then decided to move to France... Then world war 2 happened! She was 8 years old when they fled Paris... The war ended they went back to Armenia then the Soviet union thing happened and they could no longer leave! then She met her husband, they got married and lived in a tiny studio apartment with 3 little girls! Then they managed to get back to France by selling everything they owned and have been here ever since! By the end of her story I was thinking to myself this woman is not only a direct descendent of genocide survivors but she has also lived through the worst period of human history, yet she managed to keep a smile on her face, and knit some hats for her great grandchildren! I admire her strength, resiliation and great spirit! May her parents' family members and others like them finally get the recognition they deserve!
After WWII , the devatstaed country of soviet union lost 20 million people in this war.. Naturally the state wont permit mass emigration for obvious reasons.. Someone had to stay and rebuilt the homeland..