Journalist Francesco Bigazzi explained the relationship between Ukraine and Russia in the light of the current wave of protests in Kyev. He also offers us a glympse in Putin's politics and the state of human rights in the country.
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.
Mandela at the Garden of the Righteous in Milan
Fate has its quirks at times. We met a few days ago in Milan’s Palazzo Marino, the seat of the City Hall, with the guarantors of the Garden of the Righteous – writer Francesco Cataluccio, the professor of international relations of the Università Cattolica Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, the president of the city council Basilio Rizzo and its vicepresident Andrea Fanzago – for the yearly approval of the Righteous to be honored on 6 March on Monte Stella hill.
We looked forward to honouring the moral figure of Nelson Mandela. We wanted to say thanks to him when he was still alive, although we know his health conditions were particularly critical. The day after we got the news: Mandela has left us and he will never know that Milan considers him as an example for the entire Humanity and the young people of today and tomorrow.
We know nearly everything about him. The great interpreters of rock music, but above all the jazzmen,such as Oscar Peterson and Abdul Hibrahim, who saw in him the beacon of the African people’s emancipation, dedicated to him tracks and songs. He was remembered by famous soccer players such as Ruud Gullit, who in 1987 dedicated him the Golden Ball, the highest football award.
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.
The Righteous of the week
- Two Tuscan women awarded as Righteous among nations
Elena Cecchini and Vittoria Valacchi
- Egypt frees 21 activists
14 are under 18
- Agnes Heller back to Hungary and defiant
she criticizes Victor Orban's government
- Ghosts of genocide
over Central African Republic