Armenian musicians died at 37

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Missak Manouchian

Missak Manouchian (September 1, 1906 Adıyaman-February 21, 1944 Fort Mont-Valérien) was an Armenian poet.

Missak Manouchian was also a French resistance fighter during World War II. He was a leading figure in the immigrant group called the Manouchian Network, which was made up of people from various countries and ethnicities who were opposed to the Nazi occupation of France. The network carried out numerous acts of sabotage and assassinations against the German military and police, and distributed anti-Nazi propaganda throughout Paris. Manouchian was eventually captured by the Gestapo, and along with 22 other members of the network, was executed by firing squad at Fort Mont-Valérien. Their story and legacy have become symbols of the fight against fascism and Nazism, and have inspired numerous works of art and literature.

Born in Adıyaman, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey), Manouchian moved to France in 1925, where he worked as a laborer and became involved in leftist politics. He was a member of the French Communist Party and fought for social justice and workers' rights. Manouchian also wrote poetry in Armenian and French, which was published in literary journals.

During the German occupation of France, Manouchian became a leader in the French Resistance, organizing and participating in acts of sabotage and guerrilla warfare. He also helped in the distribution of the underground newspaper, "L'Affiche Rouge," which was aimed at spreading awareness about the Nazi atrocities in France.

After his capture by the Gestapo in November 1943, Manouchian was tortured and interrogated before being sentenced to death by firing squad. In a letter to his wife before his execution, he wrote, "I know very well that I am sacrificing my life, but I know what I am doing. For several years now, I have been waging a total war against fascism."

Today, Manouchian is remembered as a hero of the French Resistance and an important figure in the fight against fascism during World War II. His legacy lives on through books, films, and monuments dedicated to him and the members of the Manouchian Network.

He died caused by firearm.

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