Armenians Came to SF to Escape Genocide. Now, Fears of That History Are Resurfacing

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Tat Ohanyan, Hrach Saroyan, and Khachik Saroyan as a rally forms on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge where they hoped to raise awareness about the situation in Armenia. (Nina Sparling/KQED)

Generations of Armenians and descendants of those who escaped the Armenian Genocide have found refuge in San Francisco. That’s the epicenter of a robust church community center and where Armenian Americans can celebrate their culture, history and heritage. It’s also where a recent spate of suspected hate crimes are raising fears about the current border conflict — and painful memories of violence.

Guest: Nastia Voynovskaya, KQED Arts and Culture editor and reporter