The Turkish writer, persecuted for having dared to speak out against his country’s responsibility in the 1915 Armenian genocide, received the Nobel Prize for Literature 2006 in Stockholm.
His works include: The White Castle (1990), The Black Book (1994), The New Life (1997), My Name is Red (2001), Snow (2004), Istanbul (2005).
Milan, Italy, 9-11 December 2003, Teatro Franco Parenti, International Conference
Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee and Associazione PierLombardo Culture
23 April 2002 - Presentations: proceedings of the international conference 30 November-1 December 2000 "There is always an option to say 'yes' or 'no'. The Righteous against the Genocides of the Armenians and the Jews"; "Voci nel deserto Giusti e testimoni per gli armeni", a book by Pietro Kuciukian.
There is Always an Option to say "Yes" or "No" - The Righteous Against the Genocides of Armenians and Jews
International Conference in Padua, Italy from 30 November – 1 December 2000 at
Padua University, Sala dei Giganti.
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).