Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Jewish Genocide

Raoul Wallenberg centennial

Representatives of Raoul Wallenberg Foundation went to Moscow to call for Russia to open KGB archives to shed light on the Soviet killing of the brave Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands Jews in Nazi-occupied Budapest. Commemorations held in Australia and the US.


Why wasn't Auschwitz bombed? - the answer of David Silberklang of "Yad Vashem Studies"

The Israeli scholar tried to explain why the Angloamericans did not bomb the Holocaust's symbolic place. Starting from the runaway of two Slowakian Jews, his reconstruction dares tackle uneasy topics such as the presence of anti-Semitism among the Western liberators and the importance for Jews to have a State entity for themselves.


John Demjanjuk found guilty - for the death of 28,000 prisoners

John Demjanjuk was covicred for collaborating in the murder of the nearly 28,000 prisoners of the Sobibor concentration camp as a guard. He was sentenced to 5 years jail, his defense lawyers announced he will appeal.


Holocaust, a database of confiscated goods - to compensate the victims

Israel commemorated the Yom HaShoah by presenting the Heart project, a database collecting the goods confiscated from the Holocaust victims.


Mgr. Oddo Stocco named a Righteous - with his parishioners he rescued 50 Jews

Between 1943 and 1945 Mgr. Oddo Stocco was the priest of the Italian parish of San Zenone degli Ezzelini (near Treviso) and he rescued about 50 Jews, by saving them from deportation.


Tales of Righteous people - the rescue of a 11-year old Jewish girl

The Kokotek family was arrested during the massive Nazi roundup in Paris in 1942. Only 11 years old Rachel stays alive, as she is hospitalized. Her daughter Fernande, who is only 4 years old, spends two weeks alone in a Nazi detention camp before being headed as well to the gas chambers.


Shoah

the genocide of Jews

In the framework of second world war (1939-1945) Europe witnessed the genocide of the Jewish people (1941-1945). The “final solution“, the extermination of six million Jews, was planned by Hitler who had come on power in Germany in 1933. Since the publication of Mein Kampf, Hitler had planned the nationalsocialist revolution based on a racist ideology.
In the memory of the Jewish people and in the verdict that closed the works of the International Military Court, 6,000,000 victims of the extermination are estimated. As a matter of facts, the most reliable scholars including Raul Hilberg estimate about 5,200,000 victims.

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