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Heritage for Peace

Through our heritage-protection projects we hope to foster peace. It is only through (professional) dialogue that peace can be reached and inclusiveness can be (re-)established. By René Teijgeler, Heritage for Peace

Persecutions > Armenian Genocide

The Memory of the Armenian Genocide

100 years after the Metz Yeghern, the "Great Evil" that hit the Armenian people, many towns remember the genocide perpetrated by the Young Turks through exhibitions, meetings, readings and conferences.

Persecutions > Human rights and crimes against humanity

​Yarmouk, an announced massacre

Since 1 April, IS has launched an offensive against the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus. Israeli Arab Member of the Parliament Ahmed Tibi told the daily newspaper Haaretz that IS killed about a thousand people in the camp

Persecutions > Fundamentalism and Terrorism

IS, the right definition

It is clear that etymology does not suffice to catalogue and define the most brutal violence. Nonetheless, I am stimulated by Gabriele Nissim’s proposal to look for the right definition of this monstrous Islamic State (to tell the truth, not a state) that has become the gloomy and unpleasant shadow of our lives.

Culture > Arts

The army of Syrian art

Heritage for Peace organization is committed to the support of Syrian people’s efforts to protect and safeguard the country cultural assets, seriously threatened by the conflict and the jihadists’ attacks.

Persecutions > Human rights and crimes against humanity

"Speaking the language of freedom is a crime"

Syrian journalist Yara Bader, co-director together with her husband Mazen Darwish of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, wrote a letter to British paper The Guardian to demand his release after over one year in prison.

Persecutions > Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide in the Great War

The genocide against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the Great War (1915-2015): this is the title of the international conference that will take place in Paris at the Mémorial de la Shoah from 25 to 28 March, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cambodia 1975-2015

Khmer rouges

The Cambodian genocide took place between 1975 and 1978, after the march of the khmer rouges into the capital Pnomh Penh

The testimony

Impressions following a trip to Cambodia

Gariwo Teaching Commission's member Prof. Salvatore Pennisi visited Cambodia November last year. On the anniversary of the khmer rouge tragedy, he told us about the impressions drawn from his visit to the museum of S-21 jail and conversations with the local guides.  

The Cambodian Righteous in Monte Stella

Claire Ly

Claire Ly was born in Cambodia on October 25, 1946, in a well-to-do family of businessmen. Graduate in Law and Philosophy, she became a teacher and then a Ministry of Public Education law officer. She was deported in 1975 to a forced-labour camp. 

The movie

The missing picture

Rithy Panh has been looking for years for a picture, taken during the terrible Cambodian facts between 1975 and 1979. Because of its loss, he decided to testimony his experience through the movie: “we are the missing picture”.

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The Village of Pugliano Vecchio

How an entire village sheltered a group of Jews