Friday, October 7, 2011

ARMENIANS GRIEVE STEVE JOBS' PASSING

According to the Arab language website Khabararmani.com, Steve Jobs was raised by an Armenian mother and American father, and spoke Armenian & Arabic fluently.  Jobs, who was born in San Francisco, was adopted by Paul Jobs and Clara Hagopian Jobs.  Today's Zaman.com states that Jobs' adoptive mother was born of an Armenian family who immigrated to the United States from Malatya, Ottoman Empire. 
The soon to be published book on Steve Jobs' life, STEVE JOBS: A BIOGRAPHY by Walter Isaacson, reportedly says that Clara Hagopian Jobs' father, Louis Hagopian, was born in Malatya in 1894 and her mother Victoria Artinian was born in ─░zmir in 1894.  The biography, which according to TodaysZaman.com, is the result of 40 interviews with Steve Jobs & Jobs' family members over a period of two years, indicates that Steve Jobs' adoptive maternal family were survivors of the early 20th Century Armenian Genocide.

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