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Who Betrayed the Jews?

Agnes Grunwald-Spier is a distinguished member of Gariwo Scientific Committee. Born in Budapest in July 1944, she and her mother were sent to the ghetto there in November 1944, and were liberated in January 1945. This year she published Who Betrayed the Jews? a groundbreaking study that examines the various ways Jews were betrayed by their fellow countrymen during the Holocaust.


Destruction perpetrated in the name of diversity

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

The news from the United States, with the success of Donald Trump – who seeks to build fences against Mexicans and Muslims –, from Germany with the success of the new rightwing and the refusal to accept migrants in Central-Eastern


Gabriele Nissim awarded with Fiuggi History Prize

Tuesday 23 February a ceremony is to be held in the Refectory Room of San Macuto Palace - Camera dei Deputati in via del Seminario in Rome, to award the winners of the sixth edition of Fiuggi-Storia Prize.


The Multicultural Heritage of Anatolia

In the online map created by the project of the Hrant Dink Foundation to list monuments, churches, synagogues, monasteries, schools, hospitals, cemeteries set up by Armenians, Greeks, Syriacs and Jews and reveal the contribution of these communities to the historical and architectural heritage and the social development of the country.


My Peppino Impastato

"When I starred as Peppino Impastato in his childhood, I was unaware of the responsibility and deep significance of his tale". Testimony by Lorenzo Randazzo, the actor who stars as young Peppino in I cento passi by M.T. Giordana


​Toscanini: his love of freedom and courage to act

On 22 January, at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, a tree will dedicated to Arturo Toscanini "for his resistance against fascism and nazism and his aid to the persecuted Jewish musicians ". On 27 January the concert of the Palestine Orchestra conducted by the Maestro in 1936 will be performed again. We talked about it with Harvey Sachs, music historian and biographer of Toscanini.


Cultural dialogue with the world

Visions and awareness

Gariwo, the Garden of the Righteous, has been working on the concept of the Righteous for many years, with the goal of spreading the awareness of the importance of exemplary figures, those who show how to build a future of peaceful coexistence. This is important especially for the young people, who look for reference points to which they can relate the fundamental choices of life.
In recent years the interest towards the Righteous has greatly increased and this paradigm of moral resistance is essential for the development of collective consciousness on major ethical issues of our time.
We believe that the involvemnet of youth, the school operators, the academic, intellectual, artistic, media and public  and private institutionsm is crucial to maintain and strengthen the cultural orientation, which takes this direction.

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Arturo Toscanini

genius of music, patriot and rebel