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Jewish Genocide

​Kaludka, the brave woman who kept the memory of Peshev alive

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

Kaludka Kiradzieva, Dimitar Peshev’s niece, has left us. Together with her sister Kicka, she took care for years of the Vicepresident of the Bulgarian Parliament, the

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.

Teaching about genocides

Yair Auron is an Israeli historian, scholar and expert specializing on Holocaust and genocide studies. We interviewed him about the upcoming international conference “The Study of the Shoah and Genocide - 20th Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide”, that will take place at the Open University on November 4-5. 


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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