Warsaw’s Garden of the Righteous: from Polish history to the world

Warsaw’s Garden of the Righteous: from Polish history to the world

An interview with Anna Ziarkowska

Anna Ziarkowska is a Polish historian, political scientist, and writer. In this interview, she tells us about the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide in Warsaw, its history, symbolic location, activities, and relationship with the Jewish community. Warsaw's Garden embraces a universal celebration of the Righteous, having turned Polish history into a lens to look at the world and connect with unfamiliar others.

“My Forgiveness, My Justice.”

“My Forgiveness, My Justice.”

Mr. Kizito Kalima chose to forgive the genocide perpetrators.

As a teenager, Mr. Kalima lost both parents and other family members during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. During the genocide, he survived a serious head injury inflicted by a machete and hiding in a swamp for over a month. His survival was made possible by a man who risked his own life to save his. The Anthropologist Craig T. Palmer interviewed Mr. Kalima about his life and his choice to forgive the genocide perpetrators.

Turkey, opposition disunited, Kurdish question ignored

Turkey, opposition disunited, Kurdish question ignored

Interview with political analyst Cengiz Aktar

The pro-Kurdish left-wing HDP party protests against repression, but in public opinion there is no empathy for the Kurds and the divided opposition will never be a problem for the current authoritarian regime, says Turkish political analyst Cengiz Aktar.

​Refiloe Jane and the girls of Soweto

​Refiloe Jane and the girls of Soweto

interview with the AC Milan footballer about her charity foundation

AC Milan star Refiloe Jane was born and raised in Soweto, a symbol of the struggle against apartheid. Here she runs a foundation that supports slum children through sport and education.

Atmosphere of conflict in Lesbos

Atmosphere of conflict in Lesbos

Interview with Daphne Vloumidi

As a citizen of Lesbos, I am trying to save my dignity. You can’t imagine how ashamed some of us are of what is happening. The situation almost seems to be a civil conflict, a terrible reality. Daphne Vloumidi, Lesbos hostess, Righteous of hospitality at Milan Garden of the Righteous Worldwide.

Will this be the century of water conflicts?

Will this be the century of water conflicts?

Interview with Emanuele Bompan

We wanted to focus on the concept of conflict because we believe that environmental instability can lead to strong political and security instability. We are increasingly moving towards a world that will be environmentally and climatically different from the one human beings have had over the last 11,000 years, and the way in which climate change is mainly visible is through water.

Poland, "invisible Jews"?

Poland, "invisible Jews"?

Interview with Konstanty Gebert

“After the collapse of communism, for twenty years polls reported that anti-Semitism had weakened and sometimes even disappeared from the political scene. In the late 1990s, being anti-Semitic came to be acceptable, tolerated". From the interview with Konstanty Gebert by Elisabetta Rosaspina

Understanding climate change

Understanding climate change

Interview with Filippo Giorgi

What is climate change? And which strategies could we adopt to counter it? We asked it to Filippo Giorgi, the person in charge of the branch of Physics of the Earth of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste, who also contributed to the proceedings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and author of a book, L’uomo e la farfalla; Sei domande su cui riflettere per comprendere i cambiamenti climatici, presenting scenarios and solutions.

Racisms 2.0

Racisms 2.0

Socio-educational analysis of online hatred

Journalist Stefano Pasta currently holds a Research Grant at CREMIT (Research Center on Education for Media in Information and Technology), directed by Pier Cesare Rivoltella, and works with the Centro di ricerca sulle relazioni interculturali (Research Center on Intercultural Relations), run by Milena Santerini – both of the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Milan. With him we have talked about his new book "Razzismi 2.0. Analisi socio-educativa dell’odio online", published by Morcelliana, Scholé. This is what he told us.

The current human rights challenges

The current human rights challenges

Interview with Marcello Flores

We talked about Europe’s role in the defence of human rights during the second edition of GariwoNetwork, on 29 November at Frigoriferi Milanesi. Our special guest will be historian Marcello Flores, with whom we have talked about the current situation of human rights around the world, between perceptions, challenges and international organizations.

"Day of the Righteous, a milestone for an inclusive memory"

"Day of the Righteous, a milestone for an inclusive memory"

interview with Senator Lucio Romano

On past 26 July, the Chamber of deputies passed the draft bill for the establishment in Italy of a Day in memory of the Righteous of the humanity. The enactment is currently being examined by the Senate and we reached Senator Lucio Romano - Vicepresident of the Commission for EU Policies and member of the Commission for Constitutional Affairs - to discuss it.

The "miracle" of Shanghai

The "miracle" of Shanghai

​Interview with Nicola Zavaglia

Interview with Nicola Zavaglia, the director - together with René Balcer - of Above the Drowning Sea, a 90-minute documentary about the incredible tale of the Jews who fled to Shanghai. The voices of the film are those of Julianna Margulies and Tony Goldwyn (familiar faces of the tv series The Good Wife and Scandal)

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