Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Persecution prevention

Milan awards Gabriele Nissim

"Gabriele Nissim’s commitment was fulfilled through a steady work of prevention of new crimes against the humanity, the search for and popularization of the Righteous’ exemplary figures especially targeting younger generations, the creation of Gariwo and the campaign that led to the proclamation of the European Day of the Righteous".


​"Uniqueness" of the Holocaust: how its meaning has changed over time

Editorial by Anna Foa, historian and professor at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome

What Yehuda Bauer, regarded as the greatest historian of the Holocaust in Israel, said recently at a conference organized by the Open University in Tel Aviv, is important in itself, but it is even more important for two


​Genocide prevention worth lifetime’s effort

Yehuda Bauer embraced the perspective of universalization of the concept of genocide, better defining it as "mass atrocities", and called for closer cooperation between politicians and scientists to prevent persecutions.


For the sake of genocide prevention

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

The speech held by Yehuda Bauer at the conference that has been recently organized in Ra'anana, in Israel, to mark the twentieth anniversary of genocide in Rwanda is


The professor who took his students to Auschwitz.

Palestinian university professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi led his students on the road to Auschwitz in March as part of the conflict resolution project of "Hearts of flesh, Not of stone" of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, which also provided a stop in the Palestinian refugee camp of Dheishe. 



"We must redouble our efforts"

Thanking the MISCA peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic on 9 April, US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha power encouraged the Organization to authorize and eventually launch its own mission. In the hope it won't fail like in past genocide cases.


Persecution prevention

memory, the Righteous, the international commitment

The prevention of genocide and more in general of the crimes against humanity ranks high in the international agenda after the tragedies of the Twentieth century in Europe and the outbreak of new persecutions and mass murder cases in the world. The countries' awareness has increased with the opening of the new millennium, but it is still too limited and ineffectual.
Daniel J. Goldhagen, author of the famous essay Hitler's Willing Executioners, in his subsequent essay Worse than war has coined a new word - eliminationism - to point at all forms of mass extermination, by underlining their feature as a choice lucidly made by villains to advantage themselves politically.

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The book

Worse than war

Daniel J. Goldhagen