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Education denied: the appalling future of children who can’t go to school

Education is a fundamental right that should also be granted to all children, but the current reality couldn't be more distant from that. Moas joined Unicef's call for greater support to Rohingya children because "educated children are precious for their community". By Regina Catrambone


The apologies of the Italian academic world to the Jews

Eighty years after the Racial Laws, on next 20th September, the deans of 83 Italian universities will gather in Pisa to apologize to the Jews. 


The prison letters of Nelson Mandela

On July 18, 1918 South Africa saw the birth of Nelson Mandela, leader of the struggle against the apartheid. In the centennial since his birth, a collection of 255 letters he wrote in jail was published, revealing the most intimate and humane trait of Mandela, between the hope in a fairer world and the absence of his dear ones.


People don't die only in the Mediterranean Sea

According to Rohingya testimonials, even though violence appears to have been decreased, persecution is still going on and it is perpetrated through robberies, rapes and systematic sexual violence against women and girls. Additionally, those who are still inside the country are literally starving.


The stories of those who helped

The exhibition of the Holocaust Museum of Washington, Americans and the Holocaust, describes the behavior of the American people regarding the Holocaust, focusing in particular on the faults, and the moments in which they could have stepped in to help the victims. Despite this, though, it also tells us about rescue stories of American people and associations that helped the Jews in the years of Nazi persecution.


Between denunciation and indifference

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of Washington has developed an important exposition about a complex and disturbing topic, the relationship of the American people with Nazi genocide: what they did, what they knew, what they could have done. It is called Americans and the Holocaust and it tells about motives, awareness and fears.


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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