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Endorsment from Kaspo (talk)[edit]

This Italian project has gained a wide following among both the public and the press, becoming a classic event within the Wikipedia community. It stands out for its attention to an underrepresented minority on Wikipedia, attracting significant participation due to its location, experts, and exhibition. Its high visibility places it among the most notable Wikipedia events, and beyond its impact on visibility, it consistently contributes significantly to the production of high-quality information on Wikipedia through collaboration with qualified experts.

--Kaspo (talk) 17:26, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Fcarbonara (talk)[edit]

For each Remembrance Day event, Wikipedia's Task Force in Italian for the Study of the Holocaust and Holocaust Denial has promoted awareness of a class of people persecuted by the Nazi criminal regime each year, as well as several specific webinars. We began with the class of people most persecuted by the Nazi regime: the Jews, and in the years to the present, the Roma, political and partisan deportees, and gays. We want to dedicate Remembrance Day 2024 to Jehovah's Witnesses to fill a gap in the Italian Wikipedia, which contains few entries and especially few biographies of young witnesses executed by the Nazis for their outright refusal to take up arms and fight against those whom Jehovah's Witnesses considered "their neighbors," regardless of race or religious belief. We are confident that in the EDITATHON planned for the event this gap will be filled. We also plan to engage several new writers who will be writing entries on the topic for the first time and also invite them to join Wikimedia. The EXHIBITION will also contribute a lot to the knowledge of the topic, and it is our intention to involve not only school students of different grades but also the congregations in Italy of Jehovah's Witnesses, which have 251,650 members and 3,041 congregations (places of worship). The exhibition, after being open in Milan for a few days in January and February 2024, will then follow an itinerary and be replicated in several major Italian cities that will help spread awareness of the topic and gather support on Wikipedia and other new authors. In this regard, we recall that Wikipedia's work in Italian with its "Task Force for the Study of the Holocaust and Holocaust Denial" has received two major awards (for the accuracy of data concerning Holocaust entries) from the two most important Memorial Museums in the world, namely Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Two errors were pointed out to these museums on the recommendation of the Wikipedia Task Force that contained their respective websites translated into multiple languages. The two errors were corrected in all languages by the museums and we received two letters of thanks for the accuracy of our report. In addition, the CONFERENCE planned for the event will, as always every year, produce media interest such as national and regional newspapers and TV by publicizing our entire event since we are inviting well-known and appreciated historians of whom we would like to point out that three historians of the four have been collaborating with us for a long time and are Wikipedia admirers. --Fcarbonara (talk) 17:20, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Noce09 (talk)[edit]

--Noce09 (talk) 21:07, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply


the project is relevant because it tends to raise awareness of the history of an important minority persecuted by Nazism; the collaboration initiated with the Universities guarantees the quality and authority of the work that will be done. The planned exhibition will serve to broaden knowledge of how Wikipedians work. Susanna Giaccai (talk) 15:39, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Ettorre (talk)[edit]

Important because free culture is at the core of the philosophy of Wikipedia and Free Software, but it also represents an essential ethical principle for freedom, democracy, civic engagement, and the defense of civil and human rights.

It is crucial because it makes each of us richer in ideas, humanity, culture, and memory. My commitment to the Wiki project has been there since the beginning.

Each of us should contribute to make our lives better and, in doing so, enhance the lives of those who will come after us. --Ettorre (talk) 18:51, 12 November 2023 (UTC) --Ettorre (talk) 18:51, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Bellatrovata[edit]

Approfondire lo studio sulle avversità della minoranza religiosa dei Testimoni di Geova durante il regime della Germania nazista, è rilevante da ogni punto di vista come ad esempio che:

  • studiare l’argomento su Wikipedia sia ragione di interesse comune, nonché arricchimento culturale per tutti;
  • le traversie storiche durante l’Olocausto dei Testimoni di Geova possano, in ogni caso, essere fonte di riflessione per tutte le categorie minoritarie perseguitate ancora oggi;
  • la conoscenza che nessuna minoranza che si opponeva al potere dittatoriale del Terzo Reich fu immune dall’essere perseguita con l’intento reale dello sterminio, ma anche la cognizione che ogni forma di governo totalitarista può essere allo stesso modo pericoloso;
  • inoltre, la presentazione dell’intero progetto della task force di wikipediani italiani per lo studio dell’Olocausto e la sua negazione durante l’evento della Giornata della memoria 2024 in programma, dedicata ai Testimoni di Geova, sarà da stimolo ad approfondire il tema per tutte persone che visiteranno la mostra annessa e/o che assisteranno all’evento proposto, nonché ad altri utenti a collaborare con la task force.

Bella Trovata (talk) 09:37, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Bramfab (talk)[edit]

"The Italian-speaking region is particularly sensitive, for historical reasons, to issues of racism, segregation, and discrimination based on religious grounds, as well as intolerance and acts of violence against minorities, which unfortunately have also been carried out through legislative measures."

"The perpetuation of these actions contrary to human dignity has consistently been facilitated by a general lack of awareness regarding the targeted individuals."

"Wikipedia is now utilized by those unfamiliar with the history and events of peoples as both the primary and often ultimate source of reference and consultation to learn about the unknown."

"The Jehovah's Witnesses, a religious group present in Italy, also faced persecution during the fascist period, but their experiences are relatively unknown and poorly documented. For much of the population, they are merely known as those who 'knock on the door.' Therefore, the proposal is to dedicate the next Holocaust Memorial Day to improving and expanding information about them and their stories."

"The ongoing organizational effort to prepare for this day, coupled with the credibility of public and private associations that have agreed to collaborate, strongly convinces me that this event will achieve its objective and contribute, albeit to a small extent, to illuminating the darkness that has descended once again in these challenging times we are living through."

--Bramfab (talk) 15:00, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from sNappyML[edit]

Since several years this user group is yearly holding an event for the Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is one of the most regular and participated events of Wikimedia community in Italy and especially in Milano. It regularly catches the attention of local newspapers and also regional TV news, as shown in the grant's page links. It must be considered a great result considering that, generally, the user group has never invested in structured advertisement and visibility campaigns. The achievement of the grant really may increase the visibility to the general public and the institutions, by granting a longer duration of the event in a more relevant location and by increasing the quality of the media support to it. This, considering also the great focus of the general public and institutions about the Shoah and about diversity. --sNappyML 22:59, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Tommasopaiano (talk)[edit]

--Tommasopaiano (talk) 16:25, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Adert (talk)[edit]

--Adert (talk) 16:26, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Pierpao (talk)[edit]

Endorse. Great program. Very good and reliable user --Pierpao (talk) 18:23, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Endorsment from Ferdi2005(talk)[edit]

I believe it is really important to work to improve content on these topics. I'd also like to collaborate with the team to organise the exhibition in Bari.

--Ferdi2005(talk) 07:41, 22 November 2023 (UTC)Reply