Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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The law about the Righteous as a free choice
‚Äč by Gabriele Nissim

The law about the Righteous as a free choice

Day in memory of the Righteous of the Humanity

Day of the Righteous: the memory of offense, the memory of choice

We would like to place the the memory of resistance, of choice, side by side with the memory of offense, which we want to keep safe from any attempt of denial, repression or indifference. We would like to place the Day of he Righteous side by side with Holocaust Remembrance Day. By Anna Foa

"My commitment to a law about the Righteous in Italy's Parliament"

"The memory of the Righteous calls everyone of us to his or her own commitment to democracy, fighting against racism and intolerance, countering any kind of violence and arrogance of man against the other men". We have talked about it with Emanuele Fiano, deputy and speaker of the bill at the First Committee.

"The Righteous. Normality that rebels against evil"

The draft bill for the establishment in Italy of the Day in memory of the Righteous of the Humanity was scheduled to discussion in the First Committee. We talked about it with Milena Santerini, President of the Parliamentary Alliance against hatred and racism of the Council of Europe and promoter of the bill.

Special Tunis

Bending down to ordinary people

"There are moments, in which diplomatic formality and institutional activities, inevitably burdened by matters of form and the respect of conventions, make a felicitous encounter with the human dimension and the personal tales of perfectly ordinary individuals...". By H.E. Ambassador Raimondo De Cardona

Hamadi: I would like to meet the Italians I rescued at Bardo

Mohamed Naceur ben Abdesslem is the Tunisian guide who rescued a group of Italians during the terror attack at the Bardo Museum. To him we will dedicate a tree in the Garden of the Righteous of Tunis. He really wishes he could meet the people, with whom he experienced that dreadful time.

For the Righteous

Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous is the acronym of Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide.

We are a Non-Profit Organization based in Milan, with international coworkers.

Since 1999 we have worked to make the people aware about the Righteous: we think that the memory of Good is a powerful educational tool and can help prevent cases of genocide and crimes against the Humanity.

This is why we create Gardens of the Righteous worldwide and use the communication means, social networks and public events to spread the message of responsibility. From the European Parliament we have obtained the establishment of the European Day of the Righteous, which we celebrate annually on 6 March.

Our activity is supported by institutions, schools, volunteers and an International Scientific Committee. Many personalities of the worlds of culture, arts and science are our 'Ambassadors'.

the analysis

How to dissuade a terrorist

editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman; translated by Carolina Figini, 12 September 2016

Which arguments could we use in a cultural battle against Islamist terrorists? How to deprive them of their influence on the gray area of the Muslim world, the one that, though condemning them, then justifies them, saying they might nurture an aspiration toward justice as well?

The story

Ho Feng Shan

Dr. Feng Shan Ho, was given the title of Righteous Among the Nations. He was one of the first diplomats to save Jews by issuing them visas to escape the Holocaust. He was responsible for saving thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and 1939, yet he was completely unknown, even by the people whom he saved.