French historian Marc-Henri Fermont, relative of Moshe Bejski's, tells Gariwo about the "incredulity and solidarity" that followed the Paris attacks. In the cry of the square there are altogether the grief for the human losses and a call: "Do not touch our values". In French.
When, on 22 July 2011, we got to know that the Utoya slaughterer was Anders Breivik, a young, blond and Christian Norwegian, the attention towards that massacre, where 77 young people died, started fading away. By Shady Hamadi
Israeli historian Zeev Sternhell, threatened by Israeli extremists because of his conciliating views, gives ironic suggestions to a hypothetic Palestinian negotiator: "Learn from David Ben-Gurion", the founder of the Israeli State who, as opposite to the current leadership, owned "long-term vision".
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.
The Memory of Memories
As the recurrence that bears the name of “Holocaust Remembrance Day” approaches, I think every year it becomes more and more urgent to develop unconventional reflections about the deepest meaning that this national and European institution should have. Its commemorative feature runs out by the time of a day, and very often, while eyewitnesses pass away, it risks losing its ethical force and communicative energy.
"Adopt a Righteous"
“Adopt a Righteous” is the call launched by Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 through an event whose protagonists are the students of the Milanese and Lombard schools. Meeting “Adopting a Righteous”. A force for our future belongs to the teaching project of Gariwo to make young people aware of the values of solidarity, participation and personal responsibility.
Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015
On 27 January, date of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, the world commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. Like every year, many towns in Italy and abroad will hold numerous events to remember the victims of Nazism and the extermination of Jews.