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Jewish Genocide

Honouring Dimitar Peshev in Washington

The Bulgarian embassy’s request to dedicate a crossroad in Washington to Dimitar Peshev sparked a fierce discussion, due to the fear of revisionists attempts to redefine Bulgaria's role in the Holocaust. Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman and author of book L'uomo che fermò Hitler (the man who stopped Hitler) about Peshev, wrote a letter to DC Council Chairman Dr. Phil Mendelson

Anti-Semitism a concern in Budapest

This year's World Jewish Congress was held in Hungary to denounce a surge in far-right ideology and violence. A resolution demands stiffer penalties for anti-Semitic offenders and Neonazi militants. 

Honoring the memory of Pope John XXIII

A conference in Jerusalem returns to the role of Pope John XXIII who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. The founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation Baruch Tenenbaum talks about his battle to gain recognition for Roncalli. We propose an article published in the Jerusalem Post and the letter that Gariwo sent to the  capital of Israel in order to honor this exemplary figure in the next European Day of the Righteous.

Ensuring Auschwitz trials bring justice

Professor Thomas Weber told Haaretz newspaper that establishing truth commissions also to prosecute the Nazi crimes might sometimes be better than trying them in the court. 

José Castellanos, the Schindler from El Salvador

Tale of the Salvadorean consul who after rescuing a friend accepted to distribute passports to save many more people in Switzerland, putting his diplomatic career at risk.  

"Deserves to be called human being"

Thanks to the photo published in Haaretz, Yisrael Fruman, a jew Holocaust survivor, has found relatives of his rescuer, the soldier of the Wehrmacht Gehrard Kurzbach. The name of Kurzbach is included among the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.


the genocide of Jews

In the framework of second world war (1939-1945) Europe witnessed the genocide of the Jewish people (1941-1945). The “final solution“, the extermination of six million Jews, was planned by Hitler who had come on power in Germany in 1933. Since the publication of Mein Kampf, Hitler had planned the nationalsocialist revolution based on a racist ideology.
In the memory of the Jewish people and in the verdict that closed the works of the International Military Court, 6,000,000 victims of the extermination are estimated. As a matter of facts, the most reliable scholars including Raul Hilberg estimate about 5,200,000 victims.

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