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The new Rwanda

21 years have gone by since the shooting down, in the night of 6/7 April 1994, of the plane of President Habyarimana, that started genocide in Rwanda. The country is the third African power, pointed towards future and reconstruction. But what is the role of the past in this process?


​Choosing the right word

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

We must give a proper name to what is happening today in the Arab and Muslim World, with the advance of the IS and the row of attacks unfolding in those countries, which are hitting European citizens, too.

Unless we clarify things


"Speaking a different language is a crime in Syria"

Syrian journalist Yara Bader, co-director together with her husband of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, wrote a letter to British paper The Guardian to demand his release after over one year in prison.


Angelo Rotta

Dalbert Hallenstein is an Australian reporter who has worked for important newspapers such as The International Herald Tribune. Recently he has engaged in a series of books about the Righteous among the nations. Here is an anticipation of his next book about Angelo Rotta, the Vatican's nuncio in Budapest during WW2 who rescued numerous Jews.


The Armenian Genocide in the Great War

The genocide against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the Great War (1915-2015): this is the title of the international conference that will take place in Paris at the Mémorial de la Shoah from 25 to 28 March, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


​Kaludka, the brave woman who kept the memory of Peshev alive

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

Kaludka Kiradzieva, Dimitar Peshev’s niece, has left us. Together with her sister Kicka, she took care for years of the Vicepresident of the Bulgarian Parliament, the


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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