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Wife Evgenia Nikolaevna and granddaughter — the daughter of the eldest daughter Margarita — whom Amalia knew only from photographs and from the stories of her father, showed her a large apartment, including a guest room, and without delay sat down to breakfast. But the main surprise awaited Amalia in the afternoon: in Sovtour, quickly and without red tape, for which she set herself up, they issued the necessary documents and recommended that she go to Switzerland via Berlin.

Five days later, she already hugged her father. And in the evening, in a cozy house on a quiet street in Neuchâtel, the Boyajian family was, one might say, in full assembly. In addition to Murad, who had gone overseas, the head of the family, the eldest daughter who had arrived from Armenia, and Buzand with his wife, and Olga with her husband and two children, four-year-old Greta and two-year-old Rudolph, were present. Thus, in fifteen years, the family of my hero grew from eight people to twelve, and after his death it remained at the level of eleven people until the children of Amalia and Olga grew up and married. Here is how Olga described the arrival of her sister in her next letter to Detroit:

Dear Murad! Yesterday, Thursday, June 30, 1929, our father prayed and blessed his briefly reunited and again broken family. I want to believe that in those moments you felt something, and you were touched by the spirit of comfort and warmth that once reigned in our family.