The Nobel Prize winner sentenced to 11 years for "acts of subversion" argues he was simply exercising his freedom of expression. His reassessment of his dignity is a symbol of the struggle against the communist regime that believes it is able to manipulate economic variables for its pleasure in order to maintain power.
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 Jew. The campaign to clear Kastner’s name continues amidst discussions.
First right to reparations recognized by a supranational court to Chile's Leopoldo Garcia Lucero for the torture endured after the military coup of 1973. This will restore justice for the individual and strengthen the collective memory of the crimes perpetrated by Pinochet's dictatorship.
Despite the African Union's help, the country is still unable to help civilians survive Seleka violence. Clashes take up a religious nuance as the Muslim militants assault Christian churches and some Christians attack Islamic communities.
Rinaldo Marmara, spokesperson of the Episcopal Conference of Turkey and historian of the Parsonage Apostle of Istanbul, presented his volume Giovanni XXII friend of the Turkish and honor Father Roncalli on Monday October 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic University in Milan, in collaboration with the Alba Intercultural Association. He hopes that "The publication of new books and initiatives in sight of his canonization allow even the youngest to apprehend his message of Father Roncalli of universal brotherhood”.
Director Andrzej Wajda dedicates biopic to the Solidarity leader and first President of Poland liberated from communism. Trailer and biography of the Righteous dissident inside
Wednesday 23 October 2013 at 11 a.m., in the Sala dell'Orologio of Palazzo Marino (seat of Milan City Hall), press conference Expo 2015 for the Righteous: a new Garden on Monte Stella Hill and new teaching pathways, to present the redevelopment plan for the Garden of the Righteous in Milan and our new proposal for schools, the teaching game I sentieri dei Giusti.
25-26 October, in the Polish capital conference about the development of democracy. Opening statements by Foreign Affairs Minister Sikorski and moderation of transition panel by IPN Chairman Dr. Kaminski.
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.
The first census since 1991 is being taken in Bosnia and will show the new face of Bosnia, as the people are prompted to identify with ethnic groups. A dangerous choice in a country that is striving to live again.
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 San Sebastián meeting
“In 2016, when San Sebastián becomes the cultural capital of Europe, we will create a garden of the Righteous, to promote the memory of Good, as an example of dialogue and reconciliation. We want to instil a taste for taking responsibility into our young people.” Mr. Juan Gutierrez, one of the great personalities behind the meeting that gathered the representatives of some European cities destroyed by bombardments during wars, told us members of Gariwo and the Garden of the Righteous of Monte Stella Hill .
The delegates from San Sebastián, the town ravaged by the Anglo-Portuguese troops in 1813, were joined by delegates from Granollers, the city destroyed by Mussolini during the Spanish civil war; the famous Guernika, whose suffering was made immortal by Picasso’s painting; Sarayevo, which was shelled, but not bowed, by the Russian troops; Wroclaw, the Polish town destroyed by the Nazis; the German city of Dresden, which underwent one of the most tragic punishments by the Allies who wished to put down the Nazi force.
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.