Hamaskaïne Paris

On December 27, 1933, a Hamaskaïne committee was set up in Paris to promote and coordinate actions in favor of the Armenian language and culture in various French cities.
In 1935, Paris had 198 members, the Chaville section 100 members; there were sections in Marseille, Alfortville, Sevran, Lyon, Vienne and Saint Maurice.
In the 1980s, the Paris section was reborn at the Maison de la Culture Arménienne with the creation of the Timag troupe, made up of some fifteen young Armenians born in France and the Middle East. It presented works by Mouchegh Ichkhan, Lévon Chanth, Yervant Odian… For Timag, theater in the Armenian language was a priority.
Today, the 45-member Paris chapter is an important player in cultural life. It organizes book presentations, film screenings, conferences, concerts, etc. It cooperates with other associations in the Paris region and contributes to initiatives run by the Central Committee of Hamazkayin: the Marseille and Issy-les-Moulineaux schools, the Armenian Youth Forum and Youthlinks in Europe.