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Stories of Survival | Little Kurdistan, USA

Kurdish refugees in Nashville still struggle with the trauma experienced in their homeland. While some Kurds deal with health issues from physical wounds, many are influenced by the emotional scarring of surviving genocide.

These two stories feature survivor’s of chemical attacks waged by Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Meran Abdullah was living with his family in the Kurdish village of Ekmole, when the chemical attack began. Mohammed Aziz was visiting his family in Halabja. Both survivors live in Nashville today.


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