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Persecutions

​The pleasure of killing in the name of God

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

The cruel and savage execution of Kenji Goto Jogo, the Japanese journalist beheaded after four months of imprisonment, and his friend Yukawa Aruna, whom he had tried in


Taking on the baton of memory

“Adopting a Righteous. A force for our future”. 500 students of the schools of Milan and its province have responded to the call launched by Gariwo, taking part in the events planned for Holocaust Remembrance Day together with Paolo Kessisoglu, Gabriele Nissim and Pietro Kuciukian.


How Auschwitz is misunderstood

The author of Hitler's Willing Executioners Daniel J. Goldhagen explained in an article published on 24 January in the New York Times how the common feeling that the Holocaust was an "assembly line killing" is wrong. "Eliminationist ideology" is still the dominating feature of extreme evil in history.


Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

On 27 January, date of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, the world commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. Like every year, many towns in Italy and abroad will hold numerous events to remember the victims of Nazism and the extermination of Jews.


Gariwo event for Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

“Adopt a Righteous” is the call launched by Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 through an event whose protagonists are the students of the Milanese and Lombard schools. Meeting “Adopting a Righteous”. A force for our future belongs to the teaching project of Gariwo to make young people aware of the values of solidarity, participation and personal responsibility.


The Memory of Memories

Editorial by Moni Ovadia, actor, playwright, writer and composer

As the recurrence that bears the name of “Holocaust Remembrance Day” approaches, I think every year it becomes more and more urgent to develop unconventional reflections about the deepest meaning that this national and European


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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Bogdan Borusewicz

he promoted numerous forms of solidarity and material support for the students and workers arrested for political reasons and he joined the Workers’ Defence Committee (KOR)