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.
The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo asked Pope Francis to open the Vatican archives concerniing the time of the dictatorship in Argentina, from 1976 to 1983, in the hope to obtain information that are useful to find the children stolen from the missing people (desaparecidos) and handed to families of regime supporters.
On the 29th of April there was in Jerusalem a conference on the figure of Pope Roncalli. Gariwo interviewed Danny Rainer, of IRWF Jerusalem, about the results of this conference and the candidacy of John XXIII as a Righteous among the Nations.
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.
The murder of Mohamed el - Gindy after his protests at Tahir Square, raised many questions about the undemocratic governing system in Egypt. Old, violent tactics of the security police continue to take place till today. President Mohamed Morsi does not give specific answers on the questions about police reform.
On the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Gariwo interviewed Baykar Sivazliyan, President of the Union of Armenians in Italy, on the significance of this celebration and the major policy issues that revolve around Armenia.
The lack of recognition of the genocide on the side of the Turkish government, the tense relations with the Azeri neighbours about the issue of Nagorno Karabakh, the necessity to remember the past and the future of Armenia were the focus of our conversation with Agopik Manoukian, Honorary President of the Union of Italy's Armenians, on the 98th anniversary of genocide.
Avraham Burg's proposals for peace in the Mid-East sound provocative as are his books including Defeating Hitler and his membership in Gariwo's Scientific Committee.
San Marino celebrates the first European Day of the Righteous. On Thursday, April 18 at 9pm, in the assembley hall (former Church Monastery of St. Clare) will be a meeting about the Genocide in Rwanda: the evil committed, the good accomplished, with the testimony of Pierantonio Costa.
Sentence for 10 months imprisonment for Fazil Say, a Turkish pianist accused of blasphemy and insulting Islam through some ironic sentences of poet Omar Kahyyam on Tweeter. This conviction could be a dangerous precedent, which has been severely challenged by public opinion and the European Union.
Combatants for peace is an association founded by former Tsahal soldiers and Palestinian militiamen to foster dialogue and mutual recognition among the two peoples.
A non-profit organization in the service of memory, chaired by the writer Gabriele Nissim. Gariwo was set up in Milan (Italy) in 2001 as a non-profit NGO to deepen the knowledge and raise awareness about the figures of the Righteous.
The Righteous should be honoured in the same place as the Warsaw Ghetto Insurgents
On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, an institution which is likely to be Europe's most important Jewish Museum is being inaugurated in the Polish capital. The government decision to build a memorial in honour of the Polish Righteous besides it has sparked fierce arguments. "It is neither the right place nor the right moment now. In the place of the uprising and suffering we shall discuss the pain of the Jews, not Polish heroism ", stands in an open letter written by the Polish Centre for Holocaust research of the National Academy of Science.
Konstanty Gebert, a Jewish intellectual and a hero of the Solidarity movement, has declared his dissension to this opposition. Here are his reflections.
By the Wefor project, Gariwo has aimed at proposing the educational pathways through the virtual Gardens of Europe's Righteous. The Wefor project has been approved by the European Community.
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in the war against Hitler
- Rios Montt sentenced to 80 years
but victory could be yet to achieve
- NKVD/KGB and the other Secret Services in Central and Eastern Europe
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