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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...


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.


Gabriele Nissim Is Appointed A Knight of France's National Order to the Merit

Gariwo Chairman Gabriele Nissim has been appointed a Knight of the National Order to Merit by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron “for his remembrance work and the development of the relations between our two countries”.


January comes with two new books available in stores

We are pleased to starting this new year reporting the new publications of our two collaborators and friends Agnes Grunwald-Spier and Yair Auron. Respectively Women’s Experience in the Holocaust and Rescuers 1929 - Rescue Stories of Jews and Palestinians in Hebron

 


Memory

Remember the past in order to build a future

The International Committee of the Armenian Righteous. Memory is the Future was founded by Piero Kuciukian in order to commemorate those who went against the genocide of 1915. The title emphasises the function of the memory, which is not a nostalgic look back in history, but a a clear sense of the past to build a future without making old mistakes.
The memory has many solutions and presents conflicting results, either positive or negative depending on how it is treated. Reflections on the previous events help us to understand the present, which means to search for the coordinates that allow us to interpret new situations with awareness of the dangers or opportunities that are triggered by certain mechanisms such as cultural, social and individual. The experience of the genocides of the twentieth century, the phenomenon of totalitarianism, resulted in the devastating world war, the balance of power during the Cold War, provide very precise indications on the geopolitical hegemony and humanitarian frifts to be avoided, while the example of the Righteous, their varied efforts on behalf of the persecuted, the demand for freedom, independence of thought and the instance of the defense of human dignity, are to be taken to avoid the pitfalls of arrogance, denial of truth, the rejection of diversity, closing the other, unilateral decision.

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Multimedia

The story of the Jews

BBC documentary aired by PBS