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Persecutions > Human rights and crimes against humanity

The call by Oz, Grossman and Yehoshua

The three Israeli writers signed a call to demand European nations to recognize Palestinian statehood. The petition was supported by nearly 900 important personalities including Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and former president of the Israeli parliament Avraham Burg.

Gardens > Milan Garden

Golden Ambrogino bestowed on Gabriele Nissim

Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous, is among the personalities whom Milan City Hall decided to award with the Golden Ambrogino, the civic merit dedicated to the town's Holy Patron.

Persecutions > Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Taliban attack in Pakistan

New Taliban assault against a school in Peshawar. Extremists broke into the building, holding nearly 500 pupils and teachers as hostages. The operations to free the kids are still going on. The death toll was first estimated to 120 dead, including 84 students

Righteous > Eastern Europe Dissent

Life after Europe

The joint editors of Europe – the very idea introduce the next stage of their project – a discussion inspired by the Czech philosopher and political dissident Jan Patočka. An invitation to discussion. By Darian Meacham and Francesco Tava

Righteous > Resistance against the Mafia

Etats Généraux against the Mafia

You can defeat the Mafia only by creating synergies and spreading the culture of "Righteous legality" in the younger generations. This is the basis of father Luigi Ciotti's initiative Contromafie, whose third edition will take place in Rome from 23 to 26 October.

Persecutions > Jewish Genocide

Who's on trial, Eichmann or Arendt?

The book Eichmann Before Jerusalem (Ed. Alfred A. Knopf) by Bettina Stangneth appears 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. 

Persecutions > Human rights and crimes against humanity

Nabeel Rajab, arrested for a tweet

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activist in Bahrain, director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been arrested over a tweet deemed “denigrating” to the authority. His case is similar to the one of Maryam al-Khawaja, director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, arrested on 30 August at Manama airport.

Culture > Arts

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.

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​"Uniqueness" of the Holocaust: how its meaning has changed over time

editorial by Anna Foa, historian and professor at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome, 4 December 2014

What Yehuda Bauer, regarded as the greatest historian of the Holocaust in Israel, said recently at a conference organized by the Open University in Tel Aviv, is important in itself, but it is even more important for two circumstances. 

Golden Ambrogino 2014

Milan awards Gabriele Nissim

"Gabriele Nissim’s commitment was fulfilled through a steady work of prevention of new crimes against the humanity, the search for and popularization of the Righteous’ exemplary figures especially targeting younger generations, the creation of Gariwo and the campaign that led to the proclamation of the European Day of the Righteous".

The Call

Let's make a dream together

Honorary consul of Armenia to Italy Pietro Kuciukian joins the call of French and Francophone intellectuals, journalists and teachers of Armenian descent "Let's make a dream together" for the reconciliation between Armenia and Turkey.

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