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Doing good, not out of self-sacrifice. Conversation with Massimo Recalcati

Massimo Recalcati, in his latest book, "Contro il sacrificio" (against sacrifice), clearly explains the function of the psychoanalyst and the educator towards the people affected by distortions of personality, unable to live their life peacefully and to listen to the law of their desire and crushed by the inhibitions of their super-ego.


In Sofia, a tree in honour of Dimitar Peshev

The deputy president of the Bulgarian Parliament, in 1943, stopped the deportation of the 48,000 Jews of his country. The event, held at the New Bulgarian University, is the first step towards the creation of a Garden of the Righteous in the only Eastern European former German ally, where all Jews were saved.  


1968, a libertarian and libertine movement

1968 can also be defined as the outcome of the libertine and libertarian movement. Libertine as the unconditional right to pleasure. Libertarian, as a claim of a right to command, at universities and in factories…


To build or to demolish? Rethinking 1968

If today I look at the time of 1968 and my own particular experience, I realize how so many achievements of those times have entered people’s common sense, while some values that a whole generation had discovered, albeit among many contradictions, are not very popular right now...


The lesson of Bulgaria for today's world

"When you have the courage to speak truth to power about the possible consequences of nationalism, you can convince also the people who think differently. Today’s problem is that everything is accepted without a cultural resistance." By Gabriele Nissim


Gariwo at the Plenary of IHRA

Gariwo took part in the plenary of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, held in Rome from May 28 to 31. In particular, we have been called to present our activity before the delegates of the 31 IHRA countries dealing with remembrance, within the Committee on Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity presided by Klaus Mueller.


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

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