On Sunday, October 20, French Minister of Culture Aurelie Filipetti inaugurated in the city of Decines the National Center for Armenian Memory.For this occasion the Minister declared: “Never forget what happened in 1915 The historical work needs to continue (…) But the facts are established, and the Armenian Genocide was recognized by law of the Republic. She added “the propaganda of its negation can not be accepted.
Therefore, in accordance with the commitment of the Head of State François Hollande, the government is considering legal means to ensure this vigilance the principles established by our Constitution and our international and European obligations”, she said.
The center housed in an ultra-modern building of 900 m2, has a library, an archive area of 100 m2 and a conference room.
The database of NCAM is composed about 12,000 books and 110,000 documents “part of which is processed, standardized and digitized.” They concern “history, memory, language, culture, arts and Armenian as well as the communities migration” in France and Europe.
Jean Eckian / Paris