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Jewish Genocide

"We are all sons of the same God"

The legacy of Pope Roncalli and his "original solutions" to help the Jews as seen by father Ezio Bolis, director of the Fondazione Giovanni XXIII. 

The kid who jumped off the train to Auschwitz

Tale of Simon Gronowski, who besides the horror of Nazism knew the courage of the Belgian partisan and the cop from the same country Jan Aerts, who instead of putting him again on the train to the lager, put him on the "right" journey back to Brussels and to meet with his father. 

The struggle to have a Peshev Plaza in DC

 Interview with Washington City Council Member Neil Glick  who is fighting to name a Washington square after the Bulgarian Righteous Dimitar Peshev, the rescuer of 48,000 Jews in Bulgaria. 

Palatucci and the normality of Good

Gariwo chairman Gabriele Nissim discusses the Italian police officer who was credited with rescuing 5,000 Jews in fascist-occupied Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia) in the light of new US research denying such myth. Societies should not look for superheroes to celebrate goodness, he argues. Palatucci was a Righteous even if he rescued only a few families.

Memory and remembrance in Cannes

Claude Lanzmann presented his latest Holocaust documentary, Le dernier des injustes, about rabbi Murmelstein, who is supposed to have saved many lives, but was a suspect Nazi collaborator. Rithy Panh presents L'image manquante about the deadly fate of his family in Communist Cambodia. 

"I am Joseph, your brother"

Interview to Baruch Tenembaum, founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, about the activity of Pope Roncalli in favor of the Jewish community during the Shoah and about the candidacy of the pontiff as Righteous Among the Nations.


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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Nella Molinari e Luigi Cortile

They saved some families in Milan from Nazi persecution by helping them flee to Switzerland