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Persecutions

Giulio De Benedetti or the failure to understand the subliminal message of the “mystical”

The interview granted by Hitler to Giulio De Benedetti in March 1923 is a rarity. Vincenzo Pinto, curator of a commented critical edition of the Mein Kampf, explores the features of  the charismatic leader, the reasons of his appeal and why it was impossible to grasp his intentions from the start.


The racist laws on the dock

A Trial against the racist laws, whose 80th anniversary recurs this year. We are not only motivated by this recurrence. Italy has never done a proper soul searching on what had been a true abomination from the juridic and moral point of view.


Life in jail to Ratko Mladic

Now comes the eagerly awaited first degree verdict – after a trial that had started on 6 May 2012 , in which over 300 witnesses have been heard and more than 10,000 pieces of evidence have been analysed - against the “butcher of Srebrenica” who led the genocide of 11 July 1995, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered. A verdict, which presents us with the portrait of an executioner.


Hope for the Rohingya

The Rohingya community now forcibly displaced in Bangladesh had to face perilous journeys, taking the sea route or crossing land borders. Sometimes people are forced to cross rivers. Deaths have been recorded along all the routes, demonstrating once again that if you are in real danger, you will do everything possible to save your family and to give your children a better future. Thus, we cannot ignore violence and abuse, no matter where they occur


​Harald Edelstam

The embassy of Sweden to Rome will dedicate a tree in its Garden to diplomat Harald Edelstam, on whom Gariwo has bestowed the title of “Righteous”. Edelstam during the 70' was active in Chile, he worked to help Cuban colleagues and political refugees to escape persecution following Pinochet's coup.


Yad Vashem remembers the Righteous teachers

While Nazism raged all over Europe, some people decided not to turn a blind eye in the face of persecution. Many of them were teachers, all having in common a deep humanity and consistency with what they had been teaching in the classroom for years, reciprocal respect and peaceful coexistence among human beings.


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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