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Jewish Genocide

The Construction of Israeli Memory: Hannah Szenes and Israel Kastner

The discourse about two Hungarian Jews, which has been altered by time and false accusations, continues be debated; Israel Kastner is vilified though he saved thousands of Jews while Hannah Szenes is praised as a national hero though she was captured before she could save a single life. The campaign to clear Kastner’s name continues amidst discussions.

Satloff and the Righteous Arabs

Historian and author Robert Satloff critiques Yad Vashem for not recognizing Arabs who aided Jews during German occupation in Arab countries.

The Music of Terezin

Holocaust survivor George Horner, aged 90, played the music of the ghetto with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. "He is a living contradiction to what Holocaust deniers are saying", commented the musician. 

Georg Duckwitz and the “bias” of memory

Editorial by Martina Landi, Gariwo Editor

These days we are marking the anniversary of one of the greatest rescue deeds of World War Two, the rescue of the Danish Jews. Over the night between 1 and 2 October 1943, in fact, the Danish resistance movement, helped by a vast

The first Arab to become a Righteous

Mohamed Helmy, born in Khartoum in 1901, was a doctor in Berlin. Fired after the passing of the racial laws, he hid a Jewish girl, Anna Boros, and her family, in a hut he owned in the outskirts of Berlin.  

Racing to save lives

Yad Vashem's account of the rescue deeds performed by Italian road cyclist Gino Bartali, who brought into safety more than 800 Jews during the Nazi occupation.


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

The Messenger

Yannick Haenel

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Enrico Ricciardi

he rescued the Jews by providing them with forged documents