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The Ottoman "Good people in an evil time"

Gariwo founder and Armenia's honorary consul to Italy Pietro Kuciukian remembered the importance of the "Ottoman Righteous" in the course of a ceremony held in Saint Ambrose cathedral in Milan. 

Persecutions > Armenian Genocide

Is history reopening wounds for the Armenians?

A third massacre in the Armenian town of Kesab, the cradle of Armenian civilization and the home to 600 families of descendants of the victims of the 1915 genocide, has reopened old wounds and driven the Armenians to ask for help internationally to prevent another Turkish initiative of repression. 

Persecutions > Rwandan Genocide

"And if Kagame told the truth?"

Weekly magazine Le Point features the full story of the controversy between Kigali and Paris about the responsibility of France in the Rwanda genocide. 

Persecutions > Jewish Genocide

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.

Persecutions > Persecution prevention

"We must redouble our efforts"

Thanking the MISCA peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic on 9 April, US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power encouraged the Organization to authorize and eventually launch its own mission. In the hope it won't fail like in past genocide cases.

Righteous > Civil Courage

Pierantonio Costa

Attached to Africa since his very adolescence, enterpreneur with a flourishing activity in Rwanda, diplomatic representative of Italy, during the hundred days of genocidal madness which in 1994 led to the extermination of the Tutsies by the hand of the Hutu ethnic group, devoted the whole of his energy to rescuing from massacre as many people as he could, and children in particular.

Righteous > Civil Courage

Jacqueline Mukansonera

“Are you the one they are looking for? My name is Emmanuelle, you looked after me when all the doctors thought I was mad. I will hide you.” With these words Yolande Mukagasana, a Tutsi nurse who escaped the genocide, introduces her rescuer in her book “Death does not want me”. In real life, Emmanuelle is Jacqueline Mukansonera, a young ethnic Hutu, who had come to Yolande’s surgery in Kigali’s Nyamirambo district for treatment. 

the analysis

The Righteous for the Armenians against denial

editorial by Baykar Sivazliyan – President of the Union of Italy’s Armenians, 22 April 2014

This year we are about commemorating the 99th anniversary of the genocide against the Armenians. The Armenian Genocide was the result of a terrible ideology that took roots in the minds and souls of the Young Turks, to save what was left of the Ottoman Empire, which had been the “Ill Man of Europe” for decades. The West did its part, essentially without intervening to stop the slaughter. It was torn apart by the tragedy of First World War

Armenian Genocide 1915-2014

The video

An astoundingly beautiful movie about the Armenian Genocide taken from the novel by Italian Armenian writer Antonia Arslan.

the analysis

In honor of Beatrice Rohner

editorial by H.E. Sargis Ghazaryan, 15 April 2014

Today I was asked to talk about Beatrice Rohner. I confess I heard of her story only a few weeks ago. The Righteous in the Armenian Genocide are not very well known. A few days ago I also learned about Armin Wegner, who was a Righteous for both the Armenians and the Jews. During the Armenian genocides he took some of the few existing photographs proving genocidal intention -  and then, at the beginning of the Thirties he wrote a J’accuse to Hitler saying that he had already seen those events in his life – in Armenia during First World War.

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