SOAR - Hamburg Chapter
SOAR-Hamburg joined the SOAR family in November 2015. Like much of the Armenian Diaspora, most Armenians immigrated to Germany after the Armenian Genocide of 1915. After the Second World War, many Soviet Armenians, former prisoners of war, fled to the American occupied areas of Germany. The first Armenian organization in Germany was the Armenian Colony of Berlin, established in 1923. By the mid-1980s, multiple Armenian associations were established in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, and Stuttgart. There are more than 30,000 naturalized Armenians living in Germany today.
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Originally from Yerevan, Annie currently lives in Walldorf, Germany, working at SAP SE – a German Multinational Software Company. She married and moved to Sweden in 2020, later moving to Germany with her husband.
Annie has been a volunteer with SOAR since 2015. She is fluent in Armenian, Russian, English, and Swedish, and is currently learning German.
Sevan was born to an Armenian family in 2000 in Hamburg, Germany. Before she started studying Business Administration, she gained international experience in New Zealand and Australia. She will receive her bachelor’s degree in 2023.
Sevan has always loved her Armenian culture and is proud to have the chance to help other Armenian people around the world.
Shushan was born in 1992 in Artashat, Armenia. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Armenian State University of Economics in Human Resource Management. Currently, Shushan is working toward her Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of Hamburg.
After her graduation from Armenian State University of Economics, Tatevik completed her Master’s Degree in Banking and Entrepreneurship with an UniCredit Scholarship. Currently she is working at Leuchtturm Gruppe in the Export department.
Lilya was born to an Armenian family in 2001 in Hamburg, Germany. From an early age her family taught her Armenian culture, morals and traditions and she valued it. She loves to tell non-Armenian about this. Lilya studies business administration with the competence fields Business Psychology and operative marketing. In 2023 she will receive her bachelor degree. In her free time – among others – she gives children extra lessons in school subjects.