27 January marks the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp and this date is called Holocaust Memorial Day. Many commemorations take place worldwide, here we point to some occurring mostly in Europe and the United States.
Follow Gariwo events for Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017.
A hill in Israel, half way between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. A dream that has taken roots on this hill since the beginning of the Seventies. A village bearing a Jewish-Arab name: Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam. Which means “Oasis of peace”. By Giulia Ceccutti, Italy's Association Friends of NSWAS.
Editorial by Anna Foa; translation by Carolina Figini
Editorial by Gabriele Nissim; translated by Carolina Figini
The draft bill for the establishment in Italy of the Day in memory of the Righteous of the Humanity was scheduled to discussion in the First Committee. We talked about it with Milena Santerini, President of the Parliamentary Alliance against hatred and racism of the Council of Europe and promoter of the bill.
Cultural dialogue with the world
Visions and awareness
Gariwo, the Garden of the Righteous, has been working on the concept of the Righteous for many years, with the goal of spreading the awareness of the importance of exemplary figures, those who show how to build a future of peaceful coexistence. This is important especially for the young people, who look for reference points to which they can relate the fundamental choices of life.
In recent years the interest towards the Righteous has greatly increased and this paradigm of moral resistance is essential for the development of collective consciousness on major ethical issues of our time.
We believe that the involvemnet of youth, the school operators, the academic, intellectual, artistic, media and public and private institutionsm is crucial to maintain and strengthen the cultural orientation, which takes this direction.