On Sunday, October 20, French Minister of Culture Aurelie Filipetti inaugurated in the French city of Décines the National Center for Armenian Memory.
For this occasion the Minister declared: “Never forget what happened in 1915 The historical work needs to continue. The facts are established, and the Armenian Genocide was recognized by law of the Republic.”
“The propaganda of its denial 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 square meters, has a library, an archive area of 100 m2 and a conference room.
The database of NCAM is composed of about 12,000 books and 110,000 documents “part of which is processed, standardized and digitized.” They concern the history, memory, language, culture and art of the Armenian community of France and Europe, free-lance journalist Jean Eckian reports.