On February 21, the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in France took part in the annual commemoration of Misak Manushyan, a prominent member of the Armenian Resistance Movement during the Second World War, and his comrades-in-arms, which traditionally takes place on Manushyan Street in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. The huge mural of Manushyan and members of his group are placed on the plaques immortalizing their heroism, the RA Embassy in France reports.

“Manushyan’s freedom-loving, self-sacrificing spirit is nourished by the just struggle of the Armenian people, and today he still stands next to our immortal boys in the homeland.” “Eternal glory and bow to the heroism of our heroes, to their love for the homeland,” the embassy said in a statement.

Misak Manushyan, a survivor of the Genocide against Armenians, was born on September 1, 1906, in the town of Hosn Mansur(Adiyaman) in Western Armenia. 

Misak Manushyan is a French national hero. He was executed with his comrades-in-arms by the Nazis on February 21, 1944.