Finding Your Roots

Joe Manganiello's Great-Grandmother Escaped Genocide

Clip: Season 9 Episode 6 | 4m 27s  | Video has closed captioning.

Joe Manganiello says his maternal great-grandmother, Terviz “Rose” Darakijan, survived the Armenian Genocide, during which over 1 million ethnic Armenians were murdered by the Ottoman state. Darakijan survived, but her entire family — her husband and seven out of eight children — were slaughtered by Turkish soldiers in 1915.

Aired: 02/07/23

Rating: TV-PG


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