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Toscanini honoured as Righteous in Rome

On 22 January at noon, at Parco Auditorium della Musica in Rome, for  Holocaust Memorial Day, a tree will be planted in honour of the great musicians who helped many Jewish artists flee the Holocaust. On 27 January great concert conducted by Yoel Levi. The comments by Gabriele Nissim and the communiqué of Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia.

​The example set by Khaled

Editorial by

Why are we remembering Khaled al-Asaad, the archaeologist who decided to remain alone to protect Palmyra, precisely now, five days after the Paris massacres?

Do not let us forget that Palmyra is one of the chief archaeological

Milan's response against terror

The international meeting "The moral example set by Khaled al-Asaad. Saving Palmyra, civil heritage of Humanity” of 18 November will take place at 17.30 at Piccolo Teatro Grassi in Via Rovello 2 - and not in Alessi Room as previously indicated.

Against barbarians. Je suis Khaled

Editorial by Ulianova Radice, Gariwo Director

What can we do in the first place?

After hearing about the events unfolding in Paris, I wondered how we can launch an unequivocal message about our will to defend

Good Morning Syria, the voice of the civil society

Young reporters, photographers and video/audio-makers report on the daily lives of Syrians and the hopes of those who do not surrender to war. A network spread all over the country to overcome the uproar of the various warring factions and inform the international community.

Indonesia and the fear 50 years after the genocide

50 years after the genocide, we have talked with Joshua Oppenheimer about perpetrators guilt, the way Indonesia is now dealing with its past and the possibility of a reconciliation between victims and perpetrators.

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

​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis


The Wave

An unusual experiment to demonstrate what is life under a dictatorship

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Sister Donata Castrezzati

The Mother Superior who hid several Jews and victims of political persecution in his elder care institute