Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Persecution prevention

Theatrical show il Memorioso

Was on stage on 20 January at the Milan Holocaust Memorial, upon initiative of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous. Actor Massimiliano Speziani took on stage the tales of the Righteous people who have risked their lives to save the ones of the persecuted.


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.   


Reconciliation in the children's eyes

The Website of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia hosts the drawings of kids about justice and the restoration of civil coexistence. 


Let Assad go before an international court

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

There is no magic wand to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. 
Nonetheless, as Daniel Goldhagen reminded us of in Worse than war, a book which has received few mentions in Italy, the fear of facing an


The consequences of genocide

From 19-22 June 2013
University of Siena. The city of Siena will host the 10th congress of the International association of genocide scholars (IAGS)


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. 


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