Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Jewish Genocide

Brněnec among rubble and memories

In the heart of the Czech Republic, in a place that is now abandoned, the last act of the memorable event of Oscar Schindler and the 1,200 Jews that he was able to save from extermination. Despite the heroism of that venture,  Schindler’s past collaboration with the German espionage and his membership of the Nazi Party still carries its weight around here. Article by Barbara Medici


Proof of extermination camps found at Treblinka.

Thanks to the work of a team of British archaeologists of Steffordshire University, led by Caroline Studry Colls,  the first proof of extermination at Treblinka has been found.


Gilberto Bosques, Mexican Schindler

He rescued hundreds Jews when he was consul in Marseille. He was confined for one year by the Nazis. But he acted in compliance with Mexico government's instructions. Therefore Yad Vashem does not recognize him as a Righteous despite all documents owned by prestigious Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. 


Fighting negationism through memory

Corriere della Sera editorialist and correspondent to Athens Antonio Ferrari told Gariwo about the way Greece commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Days. Between worries about the presence of the Golden Dawn movement and the memory of war. Righteous figures like Guelfo Zamboni can serve as bridges between Greece and Italy. 


Our gratitude and responsibility

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

A few hours after our Holocaust Memorial Day event I would like to say thanks to our country.
I would like to express this gratitude first of all as a Jew, but also as a person who has always thought that memory plays


Holocaust Remembrance Day in Belgium

"The majority of the Belgian population is more sensitive to dates such as 8 May, our Liberation Day, 1st May or others". But associations such as Auschwitz Foundation in Brussels organize journeys to Auschwitz and school contests for 27 January. Interview to Frédéric Crahay, coordinator of this non-profit organization.   


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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Angelo and Caterina Rizzini

they rescued a Jewish woman and her son by hiding them at their home