We are the HabousetziesHabousi was once a thriving, tightly-knit Armenian village in eastern Turkey. Destroyed during the Genocide of 1915, the survivors scattered throughout the world. Many settled in New England. We are their descendants. This website is our collective memory.
In 1966, the Turkish government began construction of Keban Dam on the Euphrates River. When completed in 1974, the dam created a lake with depths over 600 feet and a surface area of 261 miles. The remnants of Habousi are forever submerged under its waters.This is where the village once stood: