Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Dialogue and Reconciliation

Hrant Dink's assassination - State and media responsibilities in Gokta's book

Update 27th July 2009
Judicial reporter Kemal Goktas published in Turkish "Hrant Dink Cinayeti: Medya, Yargi, Devlet". The book analyzes the State and media behaviours which led to the assassination of journalist Hrant Dink.

Memory and topicality of the Righteous - how to see the enemy through friend's eyes

For the Remembrance Day of 2009:
International congress
23 January 2009, 9.00 a.m., Milan, teatro Derby
Meeting with the rapporteurs
23 January 2009, 9.00 p.m., Milan, Armenian House

Moshe Bejski in the Italian Parlament - Presentation of the Gabriele Nissim’s book

Rome, Italy, 27 February 2003, Chamber of Deputies. Presentation of Gabriele Nissim’s book "Il Tribunale del Bene. La storia di Moshe Bejski, l’uomo che creò il Giardino dei Giusti". Discussion with the author and with Moshe Bejski, the man who for 25 years chaired the Yad Vashem Commission of the Righteous

In Sarajevo - Registration of Garden of the Righteous

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
5 September 2001
Non governmental and no profit organization Garden of the Righteous formerly registered as a branch of Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide - ga.ri.wo.

Dialogue and reconciliation

it is the Righteous, rather than the victims or the persecutors. to speak to the future generations

In the torn social fabric of a country where a genocide case or other crimes against the humankind have occurred, it is very difficult, even after many years, to resume a kind of dialogue to re-establish relationships and rebuild civil coexistence between the victims - including survivors or their relatives, refugees and their heirs - and the persecutors, accomplices or passive bystanders. To this we should add the role of the State, its officials and government members, who often try to deny what occurred and refuse taking up the - however apparent - responsibilities of the massacres. Only the reaction and heeding ability of those who have not bowed their heads to the uniformation of behaviour within the group of the persecutors and have refused to conform to a conduct which conscience cannot approve, can allow people to resume a kind of communication which is able to combine the need for truth and the assumption of responsibility with an opening to future hope and a shared project-making. The Righteous are the only ones who have what it takes to do that.

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