Hier, encore: an unmissable centenary

Hier, encore: an unmissable centenary

The French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour was born a hundred years ago, on May 22, 1924.

As refugees from Turkish genocide in Armenia, and forced to flee again from their next home in Salonica, the Aznavours had no sympathy for the German occupation of France. They risked their lives to shelter a large number of Jews, Armenians and other fugitives from the Nazis.

Where most musicians engaged in active collaboration, Aznavour and his sister worked with a Résistance group to save lives.

Charles was a magnificent singer, a natural television entertainer and an immortal hero.

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