Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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"British Jews were targeted as well"

How does Britain commemorate Holocaust victims? In its journey throughout Europe, Gariwo interviewed Agnes Grunwald-Spier, Holocaust survivor, author of books The Other Schindlers and the upcoming Who Betrayed the Jews?, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust consultant and member of Gariwo Scientific Committee. A fast moving picture with attention to survivors.


Theatrical show il Memorioso

Was on stage on 20 January at the Milan Holocaust Memorial, upon initiative of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous. Actor Massimiliano Speziani took on stage the tales of the Righteous people who have risked their lives to save the ones of the persecuted.


Holocaust Remembrance Day in Belgium

"The majority of the Belgian population is more sensitive to dates such as 8 May, our Liberation Day, 1st May or others". But associations such as Auschwitz Foundation in Brussels organize journeys to Auschwitz and school contests for 27 January. Interview to Frédéric Crahay, coordinator of this non-profit organization.   


How the Holocaust became a dogma

Editorial by Anna Foa, historian and professor at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome

This year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day is certainly expected to be one of the most difficult ones since its establishment 14 years ago. On the one hand, of course, this is due to the more and more widespread signals of anti-Semitism and


Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014

Calendar of international events. This year's theme selected by the United Nation Holocaust Outreach Programme is Journeys through the Holocaust. Most countries will thus explore the theme of the death-transports of the victims and more seldom of the return trips of the survivors. The calendar is updated every day. Look up Gariwo-sponsored events!


"Forbidden to die of laughter"

Hollande bans Dieudonné's macabre shows. Gariwo asked Hellen Kaufmann, President of Association Anonymes, Justes et Persecutés pendant la période nazie (AJPN) from Bordeaux, for comment about this affair which could be the end of a long dispute or a case of conflicting memories to be tackled through a cultural battle.


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.

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