Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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"Netanyahu doesn't know history"

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. 


Wallenberg Foundation a guest of Gariwo's

Baruch Tenembaum, the creator of International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, met with Gariwo in Milan. They discussed their common goals of honoring the Righteous in genocide cases and also the term Righteous, for which purpose people shall use it and the different meaning nuances that it takes depending on translation. 


The amnesia of the memory

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.


Salonika, 70 years after

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.


A writer's journey

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.


Death and rebirth

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.

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Arturo Toscanini

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