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Persecutions

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".


Recognition of the Armenian genocide

"And it is precisely the Turkish civil society that can be expected to push for change: let people think, know, “acknowledge” in the future, to prevent and give new generations the opportunity to deal with History openly and critically". By Pietro Kuciukian 


Italy recognizes the Armenian genocide

On 10 April 2019, the Chamber of Deputies approved with 382 votes in favour, no votes against and 43 abstentions, the unitary motion for the recognition of the Armenian genocide, the extermination of one and a half million people perpetrated by the Young Turks, between 1915 and 1917, in the territories of the Ottoman Empire against the Christian minority.


The children of the genocide

25 years ago Rwanda's genocide began. It lasted 100 days and killed about a million people. One of the most profound consequences that the genocide has left in Rwanda is that of the difficulty of integration and the psychological trauma that the so-called “children of the killers” experience. These are thousands of children born from the rapes used as a weapon of war during the days of the massacres, who have now become adults. 


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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The book

Who Betrayed the Jews?

Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Featured story

Ayse Nur (Sarisözen) Zarakoglu

she was repeatedly jailed in Turkey for bearing witness to the truth about the Armenian genocide