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Jewish Genocide

Old and new antisemitisms

We asked Baruch Tenembaum, the founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, to tell us something about the Jewish community in Latin America and the growing of the antisemitism in several countries.


Italy's "forgotten heroes"

The tales of cycling champion Gino Bartali, cardinal Elia Della Costa, surgeon Giovanni Borromeo and many other Italians who during World War Two risked their lives to rescue the Jews are told in the movie My Italian Secret. The forgotten heroes which opened the Rome Film Festival on 16 October.


Who's on trial, Eichmann or Arendt?

The book Eichmann Before Jerusalem (Ed. Alfred A. Knopf) by Bettina Stangneth appear to challenge Arendt's thesis of the "banality of evil", but this should not lead to deny the value of Arendt's challenge to Western thought. 


Brněnec among rubble and memories

In the heart of the Czech Republic, in a place that is now abandoned, the last act of the memorable event of Oscar Schindler and the 1,200 Jews that he was able to save from extermination. Despite the heroism of that venture,  Schindler’s past collaboration with the German espionage and his membership of the Nazi Party still carries its weight around here. Article by Barbara Medici


Proof of extermination camps found at Treblinka.

Thanks to the work of a team of British archaeologists of Steffordshire University, led by Caroline Studry Colls,  the first proof of extermination at Treblinka has been found.


Gilberto Bosques, Mexican Schindler

He rescued hundreds Jews when he was consul in Marseille. He was confined for one year by the Nazis. But he acted in compliance with Mexico government's instructions. Therefore Yad Vashem does not recognize him as a Righteous despite all documents owned by prestigious Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. 


Shoah

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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The book

Who Betrayed the Jews?

Agnes Grunwald-Spier

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Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Schindler

his daughter Ho Manli tells his story to Yad Vashem

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Giacomo Bassi

faking the documents he saved several jews by the deportation