Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Jewish Genocide

Ensuring Auschwitz trials bring justice

Professor Thomas Weber told Haaretz newspaper that establishing truth commissions also to prosecute the Nazi crimes might sometimes be better than trying them in the court. 


José Castellanos, the Schindler from El Salvador

Tale of the Salvadorean consul who after rescuing a friend accepted to distribute passports to save many more people in Switzerland, putting his diplomatic career at risk.  


"Deserves to be called human being"

Thanks to the photo published in Haaretz, Yisrael Fruman, a jew Holocaust survivor, has found relatives of his rescuer, the soldier of the Wehrmacht Gehrard Kurzbach. The name of Kurzbach is included among the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.


Tales of the Righteous from the USSR

Editorial by Antonella Salomoni, Professor of History of Shoah and genocides at the University of Bologna, Italy.

It is unusual that the Soviet Union – despite being recognized as an area with a high density of Jewish population and a major scene of their mass murder – has long remained an unexplored territory as far as the history of the


Prisoner of Hitler and Stalin

Story of Margarete Buber-Neumann, who saw communist and nazi lager. Her report of her imprisonment shows that some intellectuals during '900 were non able to admit communist crimes, like Molotov - Ribbentrop Pact in 1939.


Poetry from Theresienstadt

Letters and poetries of lse Weber, a Czechoslovakian Jew, who wrote poetries and fairytales fot children. She was deported with her family to Theresienstadt, and then she died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.


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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