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Holocaust Remembrance Day - events calendar

The UN "Holocaust Remembrance" resolution - A/RES/60/7 of 1st November 2005 - designates 27th January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, observed with ceremonies and activities around the world.


Responsible memory

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo

On the Holocaust Memorial Day Jews and non-Jews alike find themselves wondering once again whether the time that separates us from that tragedy may cause it to fade from memory and whether the few remaining witnesses will take its moral


Holodomor anniversary

Every fourth Saturday of November one celebrates the Day of Remembrance dedicated to the victims of the Holodomor, the genocide perpetrated by the USSR in Ukraine from 1932 to 1933. 


Historic Turkey - Armenia agreement - the understanding preludes to the opening of borders

Signature in Zurich of the protocol aiming at normalizing the diplomatic ties between the two Countries after years of chill. The ceremony enjoyed the contributions by the EU, US, French, Russian and Swiss representatives. In the opinion of the Armenian Consul Pietro Kuciukian, the protocol is a symbol of the "willingness of renewal".


The great religions in Krakow - pilgrimage to Auschwitz

The representatives of the great religions and the laymen who don't want to forget gathered in the place symbol of extermination. The meeting launches a peace message against all intolerances, founded on Memory and on dialogue in reciprocal respect. Collective fasting for the Ramadan shared with the Muslims.


Hungary: rebirth of civil conscience

On 2 May 1989 Hungary started to dismantle the “iron curtain” that ran the full 345 kilometres of its border with Austria. On 27 June the Foreign Ministers of the two countries crossed the frontier together close to the little town of Sopron, in Hungary. 


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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