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Atmosphere of conflict in Lesbos

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.


What we talk about when we commemorate the Rosenstrasse Protest

The recognition of the Rosenstrasse Protest on The European Day of the Righteous is a primary milestone. It lays a foundation for giving their due to the brave German women who risked their lives on the street by publicly uniting themselves with the fate of Jews who were marked for death by the yellow star. By Nathan Stoltzfus


THE TRACE OF DICTATORSHIP. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CHILE?

A friend from Santiago sent me a message in the middle of the night. Saturday night, 1:15 am: “Pietro, have you seen what is happening in Chile? There are soldiers on the street and a curfew has been imposed from 10 pm to 7 am. A protest has started for the increase in public transport prices and then for all issues in the Paìs: health, education, social security. They have burnt buses, destroyed the subway, soldiers have already killed people on the street, hurt high-school youngsters.


The Ravensbrück code

In the summer of 1942, SS doctors started conducting experiments on Ravensbrück camp prisoner women. This operation was guided by Karl Gebhardt, Heinrich Himmler's personal physician. Four girls found a way to tell the world the cruelties committed by the Nazis in the camp.


Denis Mukwege, the champion of women in the world

Based on the experience of this Garden I would like to say that, among honoured individuals, Denis Mukwege can offer young people the highest moral example. I have never been before such an extraordinary man who makes us understand that evil can be overcome if one has faith not only in God, but also in humanity.


Global change and conflicts for resources

Most water is used in farming and livestock, but 30% of food produced in the world and presumably, 20% of water used are wasted. We are basically drying out populations to produce food that we then throw away. "It is crucial to legally guarantee the right to water and the right to the environment as constitutional principles of each country and as international laws".


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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