Holocaust historian and Yad Vashem Scientific Adviser Yehuda Bauer turns age 87 and shares his views about everything, from Nazi past to current politics, with a view to his long and adventurous existence.
After two years of the outbreak of violence in Syria, the murders of Syrians still continue. The letter of Shady Hamadi, Syrian writer and activist, underlines the importance of memory of what happened, and what is still happening in the country.
In 1943, 53,000 Jews of Salonika were deported and exterminated by the Nazis. The current economic crisis in Greece, which deepened the anti-German sentiment in the country and the rise of neo-Nazist party Golden Dawn, lead to the wide-spread Holocaust commemoration, in which more than 3,000 people took part.
Screenwriter of In darkness David F. Shamoon shares with Gariwo his experience with Agnieszka Holland's movie, which was seen by more than 2 million people in Poland, and his knowledge of the Polish Schindler Leopold Socha, who turned himself from petty criminal into a great rescuer.
In 2006 the United Nations dedicated a day in remembrance of the Holocaust on the date that the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated. The day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust is important for remembrance and to spread awareness to those who are unaware and to young people who have the fate of the world in their hands.
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.