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MIssing people portrayed on city walls

Yemeni artist Murad Sobay stenciled the faces of the disappeared dissidents on Sana'a walls, which now turned from prisons or barriers into memory places. Street art could have an impact also on this country's traditionalist society.  

The Music of Terezin

Holocaust survivor George Horner, aged 90, played the music of the ghetto with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. "He is a living contradiction to what Holocaust deniers are saying", commented the musician. 

Mutual inspirations

An eventful Autumn in Prague where a festival is held from 5 September to 19 November in honour of dissident and first President of the Czech Republic Václav Havel

Memory and remembrance in Cannes

Claude Lanzmann presented his latest Holocaust documentary, Le dernier des injustes, about rabbi Murmelstein, who is supposed to have saved many lives, but was a suspect Nazi collaborator. Rithy Panh presents L'image manquante about the deadly fate of his family in Communist Cambodia. 

A writer's journey

Screenwriter of In darkness David F. Shamoon shares with Gariwo his experience with Agnieszka Holland's movie, which was seen by more than 2 million people in Poland, and his knowledge of the Polish Schindler Leopold Socha, who turned himself from petty criminal into a great rescuer.

Ms. Holland's imperfect Righteous

The New York Times reviews the movie about Leopold Socha, "a petty thief with a prison record" who overturned his choice from robbing to rescuing Jews.


Literature, cinema and visual art

The only forms of human communication capable of expressing the inexpressible.

The most transverse to talk about good and evil.

The universal way to convey the memory.


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Arturo Toscanini

genius of music, patriot and rebel