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Preventing genocide - the activity of the Holocaust Museum in Washington

The site of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum contains a very important section devoted to the efforts that individuals and States can make against the extermination of entire peoples. Preventing genocide has two main areas: the one of the actions that people can take and the one devoted to the modern massacres (Bosnia, Congo, Rwanda, Darfur).

Kareem Amer set free - he was beaten in custody

Kareem Amer was the first blogger arrested in Egypt. The 26 years old was sentenced to 4 years in prison for his articles criticizing Islam and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in 2006. His term should have ended by 5 November but he was released November 18th. He faced ill-treatment during detention. 

Palestinian blogger in jail

Waleed Hasayin, 20 years old, graduated in Computer Science and unemployed, was arrested for mocking the Islamic religion through Facebook and a blog. It's the second Internet-related arrest carried out in Cisgiordania over the past two months.

Hu Jia's association forced to close - by the pressure of the Beijing government

The group "Beijing Loving Source" was founded by the activist who is serving 3 years and a half long a jail term. So announces his wife Zen Jinyan who explained that Beijing started a fiscal inquiry against the association.

Farewell to Malvina Burstein - she rescued 1,500 Hungarian Jews

Pretending she was the secretary of a prominent industrialist she fetched a load of work permits from the Hungarian national printing institute, thus helping thousands people flee to Israel.

Genocide Prevention Now - an important online magazine

The Holocaust and Genocide Institute of Jerusalem with the support of Carnegie Corporation of New York publishes a journalistic blog for "all people taking sides of protecting all human life".
From now the Gariwo Website is included in its directory of cultural associations active against genocide.

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

Worse than war

Daniel J. Goldhagen


Andrej Wajda's movie "Korczak"

about the Polish educator who followed his pupils into the gas chambers

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‚ÄčThe Pergolos

an Italian family persecuted by the Communist regime in Crimea