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Persecutions

The "miracle" of Shanghai

Interview with Nicola Zavaglia, the director - together with René Balcer - of Above the Drowning Sea, a 90-minute documentary about the incredible tale of the Jews who fled to Shanghai. The voices of the film are those of Julianna Margulies and Tony Goldwyn (familiar faces of the tv series The Good Wife and Scandal)


Far from “our sea”, but close to our heart

On the other side of the world, in an area between Myanmar and Bangladesh, with a frontier once again as a bridge between salvation and persecution, a little-known Muslim minority - the Rohingya - tries to survive privation and violence. In September, MOAS Italia has decided to engage in an area far from our "sea", because suffering and humanity have no boundaries and exceed any barrier or geographical distance.


Jews in Shanghai, between hope and paradox

The tale of the Jews in Shanghai has been since 2012 at the core of Ye-Shanghai, curated by Roberto Paci Dalò. With him we have talked about the birth of this project, the figures of the Righteous and the importance of making remembrance not only to narrate the past, but also to reflect on the facts occurring today.


THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

Jan and Antonina Żabiński were the keepers of the Warsaw zoo who rescued hundreds of Jews escaping from the Nazi persecution. On 26 September 2017, at the Cinéma Galerie in Bruxelles, it will take place the screening of the movie The Zookeeper's Wife and a meeting with Anna Stróż, Director of the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II and Antony Lishak, director of Learning from the Righteous.


The atrocities against Rohingya do not stop

At the moment there are about a million Rohingya in Myanmar and they are one of the most persecuted minority in the world. Moreover, from three and half a month, in the north of the Rakhine State they are subjected to a fierce military repression. 


Face To Face With Genocide

To understand what genocide is about, you do not need to open a history book, visit museums or memorials. It suffices to catch a low cost flight, a few hours away from Rome with stop over in Istanbul or Cairo, and land in Erbil, administrative centre of Iraqi Kurdistan. By Simone Zoppellaro


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

The Messenger

Yannick Haenel

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Guido Ucelli di Nemi and Carla Tosi

the couple of enlightened enterpreneurs who risked everything to hide some Jews