For Holocaust Remembrance Day 2013 Un Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon urges world leaders and citizens to deploy "courage to care, resolve to act" face the persecutions that still plague the international community.
Historian Yaacov Lozowick and writer Deborah Lipstadt reflect on the thoughts of the Hannover philosopher 50 years after the historic trial.
"Many people, faced with any of the scenes created by systematic slaughter during the 20th century would simply say: “I may not be a lawyer, but I know genocide when I see it.” The reality of genocide may be easy to grasp at a gut level, yet its definition is complex". Article inside.
Israeli scholar Yehuda Bauer, in Berne for the Third regional forum on genocide prevention, gave an interview to Swiss Info ahead of the meeting. In it he puts forward the thesis that preventing genocide is possible, but it must be done in defiance of human nature, split between group cohesion and instinct to fight the other or the stranger.
Historians Yehuda Bauer and Daniel Goldhagen devoted their lives to studying genocide in order to prevent it from happening ever again. According to Goldhagen "a few political leaders can go a long way" toward ending such tragedies. According to Bauer to study the Holocaust it is important to consider the "Jewish reaction".
The Holocaust and Genocide Institute of Jerusalem with the support of Carnegie Corporation of New York publishes a journalistic blog for "all people taking sides of protecting all human life".
From now the Gariwo Website is included in its directory of cultural associations active against genocide.
The High Officer for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the United States Samantha Power described the operational guidelines of her Country against genocide: a fresh strategic commitment, an adequate organizational structure and the systematization of prevention.
The site of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum contains a very important section devoted to the efforts that individuals and States can make against the extermination of entire peoples. Preventing genocide has two main areas: the one of the actions that people can take and the one devoted to the modern massacres (Bosnia, Congo, Rwanda, Darfur).
A report by a task force headed by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Defense Secretary William Cohen argues that it is possible to prevent genocide before it spins out of control.
Before the re-election of Obama we saw on Internet that some human rights experts prepared a vade mecum on the respect of the fundamental rights directed on the future President of USA. We liked this idea and we wrote to John Bradshaw of the Atrocities Prevention Board, who heads Enough project, whose objective is to prevent crimes against humanity in Africa.
The Israeli writer and his Arab fellow have launched in Strasbourg a call for peace in the Mid-East. The former lost a son in Lebanon, the other is treated like a traitor in his homecountry. Now they propose a "UNO of writers", where intellectuals take in charge the world's issues.
The official confirmation from Brussels: we exceeded the 378 signatures necessary to establish the European day of the Righteous, those who have rescued and defended human dignity during genocides and totalitarianism. The approval of Written Declaration n. 3/2012 is a milestone, the first Declaration by the European Parliament in genocide prevention.