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​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.


​Israel, a revolution in the field of memory

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini
Twenty kilometres away from Tel Aviv, in Ra’anana, there is an innovative university: the Open University of Israel. Thousands of youth from the Kibbutz’ and the Arab Israeli suburbs take online classes from their…


Who's on trial, Eichmann or Arendt?

The book Eichmann Before Jerusalem (Ed. Alfred A. Knopf) by Bettina Stangneth appear to challenge Arendt's thesis of the "banality of evil", but this should not lead to deny the value of Arendt's challenge to Western thought. 


Italy's "forgotten heroes"

The tales of cycling champion Gino Bartali, cardinal Elia Della Costa, surgeon Giovanni Borromeo and many other Italians who during World War Two risked their lives to rescue the Jews are told in the movie My Italian Secret. The forgotten heroes which opened the Rome Film Festival on 16 October.


An Arab-Jewish museum in Sakhnin, Galilee

The new museum in Sakhnin is created by the Romanian artist Belu-Simion Fainaru and Avital Bar-Shay (Israeli architect and designer) together with the Sakhnin municipality and the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art and Heritage, it will promote dialogue and cooperation between Arab and Jewish artists.


Human Rights Watch Film Festival – New York

Human Rights watch, an organization dedicated to preserving human rights, holds an annual film festival. It celebrates the progress of the work that has been done, as well as highlights what issues society still faces. It gives filmmakers and artists around the world the ability to showcase their talent through the lens of Human Rights.


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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