Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Jewish Genocide

​Runaway from occupied Croatia

Zeev Milo is 93 years old. The son to Croatian millers, a Jewish survivor to the Holocaust thanks to his runaway into the Italian zone of Yugoslavia, out of gratefulness for those who rescued him, he published several books about his story. Here we present an interview with him. 


Hrant Dink-Street in Gezi Park

Dogan Akhanli, German-Turkish writer and activist honored on 6 March, European Day of the Righteous, held a performance on his last day in Turkey, the country that imprisoned him for 4 months for denouncing the Armenian genocide. We are pleased to publish the text, based on his latest novel Die Richter des jüngsten Gerichts (the Judges of the Most Recent Court).  


Angelo Rotta

Dalbert Hallenstein is an Australian reporter who has worked for important newspapers such as The International Herald Tribune. Recently he has engaged in a series of books about the Righteous among the nations. Here is an anticipation of his next book about Angelo Rotta, the Vatican's nuncio in Budapest during WW2 who rescued numerous Jews.


​Kaludka, the brave woman who kept the memory of Peshev alive

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

Kaludka Kiradzieva, Dimitar Peshev’s niece, has left us. Together with her sister Kicka, she took care for years of the Vicepresident of the Bulgarian Parliament, the


Taking on the baton of memory

“Adopting a Righteous. A force for our future”. 500 students of the schools of Milan and its province have responded to the call launched by Gariwo, taking part in the events planned for Holocaust Remembrance Day together with Paolo Kessisoglu, Gabriele Nissim and Pietro Kuciukian.


How Auschwitz is misunderstood

The author of Hitler's Willing Executioners Daniel J. Goldhagen explained in an article published on 24 January in the New York Times how the common feeling that the Holocaust was an "assembly line killing" is wrong. "Eliminationist ideology" is still the dominating feature of extreme evil in history.


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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