Sara's efforts in the Ottoman Empire, Armenia, and Greece 1919-1930:
Pictures: Mount Ararat, Sara with a baby and Orphans at Erivan after delousing
From 1920-1922, Sara was stationed at Anatolia College in Marsovan (Merzifon), in the Ottoman Empire where thousands of local Greek and Armenian citizens were marked for death in the town, including hundreds of thousands in the surrounding, mostly Greek, Pontic region. Any refugees who survived and many orphaned children, came to the College for safety. Sara and the staff would gather bundled babies from the doorstep of the College each morning after desperate parents were sent on death marches without food or water. Sara was responsible for helping to manage the large orphanage at Anatolia College in Marsovan, as well as her nursing duties in the College hospital. During an Ottoman raid seeking potential victims, Sara saved the life of an Armenian teacher whom she hid in one of the buildings, according to Anatolia College president, Carl Compton in his memoir The Morning Cometh. The teacher, Mirhan Hovagimian, eventually made his way to safety in Greece.
Pictures: Anatolia College, Staff at Marsovan Anatolia College, and Orphans at Marsovan