"Coming to terms with the past and documenting the truth of historical events is the first step towards raising a barrier against evil through prevention". Pietro Kuciukian, Honorary Consul of Armenia in Italy and co-founder of Gariwo, talks about the forced Turkification of thousands of Armenian children and the link between what happened to them and what indigenous children in Canadian residential schools suffered.
What will remain of the European Union if legal civilization is lacking that is founded, among other things, on the principle of the right of asylum for the persecuted and on the commitment to react to any oppression by the strong on the weak? It is not sufficient to put into words solidarity with the Kurdish people and cry over the victims of an “unfair” invasion.
"And it is precisely the Turkish civil society that can be expected to push for change: let people think, know, “acknowledge” in the future, to prevent and give new generations the opportunity to deal with History openly and critically". By Pietro Kuciukian
An excerpt from the book I disobbedienti (Guerini e Associati) by Pietro Kuciukian, Honorary Consul of Armenia to Italy and co-founder of Gariwo, about the figure of Hammo Shero, the Yazidi chief who sheltered the Armenian refugees during the genocide of 1915-16.