At the initiative of MTL Production and Jacques Couzouyan, Jewish and Armenian communities met last night at Shiloh “You my brother”
It was an idea dear to Angèle Melkonian which resulted yesterday in Marseille.
After Paris, there is a year Marseille hosted a tray of talented artists animated by the same goal: to honor the victims of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. And do not forget that “the Unclean Beast” as denounced Michel Fugain does not happen again.
Under the honorary patronage of Charles Aznavour, the evening was presented by Frédéric Zeitoun, disabled and in wheelchairs. The tone was set by a children’s choir sang generously. Then, up to raw image of history with the projection of photos and films of the victims of Genocide of 1915 and pictures of the death camps and deported accompanied by “Night and Fog” by Jean Ferrat. A tribute was also paid to the resistance of the Red Displays with the reading of Louis Aragon’s poem.
The Armenian Genocide is one and a half million victims of the Holocaust, 6 million. A brief appearance of Raphael Lemkin in archival images reminded the definition of genocide. Sylvie Amsellem and Claudine Costa interpreted the violin and piano, the Armenian and Israeli anthems and La Marseillaise. Then the floor was given to artists including Michel Fugain and Pluribus, Jeane Manson, Daniel Levi, Gilbert Montagne and Popeck who laughed the room. Accompanied by Levon Minassian to duduk, Helene Segara sang “Dele Yaman” with emotion. She also sang in Hebrew with Daniel Levi.
The CFC, The Aix Marseille Provence Métropole, the city of Marseille, the Departmental Council of Bouches du Rhône, the Armenian Fund of France, SOS Armenia Riviera, the CRIF, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Armenian, the Armenian House of Youth and Culture and Gerard Burggraf were partners in this successful evening.