Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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​Toscanini: his love of freedom and courage to act

On 22 January, at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, a tree will dedicated to Arturo Toscanini "for his resistance against fascism and nazism and his aid to the persecuted Jewish musicians ". On 27 January the concert of the Palestine Orchestra conducted by the Maestro in 1936 will be performed again. We talked about it with Harvey Sachs, music historian and biographer of Toscanini.

Toscanini honoured as Righteous in Rome

On 22 January at noon, at Parco Auditorium della Musica in Rome, for  Holocaust Memorial Day, a tree will be planted in honour of the great musicians who helped many Jewish artists flee the Holocaust. On 27 January great concert conducted by Yoel Levi. The comments by Gabriele Nissim and the communiqué of Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia.

​Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

On 27 January, date of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, the world commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day. Calendar of Gariwo events and a few events to be held worldwide. 


​The example set by Khaled

Editorial by

Why are we remembering Khaled al-Asaad, the archaeologist who decided to remain alone to protect Palmyra, precisely now, five days after the Paris massacres?

Do not let us forget that Palmyra is one of the chief archaeological

Milan's response against terror

The international meeting "The moral example set by Khaled al-Asaad. Saving Palmyra, civil heritage of Humanity” of 18 November will take place at 17.30 at Piccolo Teatro Grassi in Via Rovello 2 - and not in Alessi Room as previously indicated.

Against barbarians. Je suis Khaled

Editorial by Ulianova Radice, Gariwo Director

What can we do in the first place?

After hearing about the events unfolding in Paris, I wondered how we can launch an unequivocal message about our will to defend

Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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The book

The Messenger

Yannick Haenel


Sarajevo library to reopen

it was destroyed in a 1993 shelling

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​Ghayath Mattar

Syrian activist killed because of his struggle for democracy