Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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The Multicultural Heritage of Anatolia

In the online map created by the project of the Hrant Dink Foundation to list monuments, churches, synagogues, monasteries, schools, hospitals, cemeteries set up by Armenians, Greeks, Syriacs and Jews and reveal the contribution of these communities to the historical and architectural heritage and the social development of the country.


My Peppino Impastato

"When I starred as Peppino Impastato in his childhood, I was unaware of the responsibility and deep significance of his tale". Testimony by Lorenzo Randazzo, the actor who stars as young Peppino in I cento passi by M.T. Giordana


​Toscanini: his love of freedom and courage to act

On 22 January, at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, a tree will dedicated to Arturo Toscanini "for his resistance against fascism and nazism and his aid to the persecuted Jewish musicians ". On 27 January the concert of the Palestine Orchestra conducted by the Maestro in 1936 will be performed again. We talked about it with Harvey Sachs, music historian and biographer of Toscanini.


Toscanini honoured as Righteous in Rome

On 22 January at noon, at Parco Auditorium della Musica in Rome, for  Holocaust Memorial Day, a tree will be planted in honour of the great musicians who helped many Jewish artists flee the Holocaust. On 27 January great concert conducted by Yoel Levi. The comments by Gabriele Nissim and the communiqué of Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia.


"Comics and memory: The Righteous Speak to Young People"

At Teatro Elfo Puccini of Milan, on 28 January at 9.30, event held by the Associazione per il Giardino dei Giusti, to which Gariwo belongs along with UCEI and Milan's City Hall, for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. Guests are Lelio Bonaccorso, Maria Luisa Impastato, Lorenzo Randazzo and Luigi Bona.


Palmyra, "my native realm"

Editorial by Maria Teresa Grassi, Università degli Studi di Milano - Director of the Italian-Syrian Archaeological Mission to Palmyra, Pal.M.A.I.S.

Crossing the Syrian desert from Damascus to the Euphrates, nearly half way you find a big oasis – and this is normal in every desert of this world – and a great Roman city – and this is certainly less frequent.


Cultural dialogue with the world

Visions and awareness

Gariwo, the Garden of the Righteous, has been working on the concept of the Righteous for many years, with the goal of spreading the awareness of the importance of exemplary figures, those who show how to build a future of peaceful coexistence. This is important especially for the young people, who look for reference points to which they can relate the fundamental choices of life.
In recent years the interest towards the Righteous has greatly increased and this paradigm of moral resistance is essential for the development of collective consciousness on major ethical issues of our time.
We believe that the involvemnet of youth, the school operators, the academic, intellectual, artistic, media and public  and private institutionsm is crucial to maintain and strengthen the cultural orientation, which takes this direction.

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In darkness

Agnieszka Holland's movie about Polish Righteous Leopold Socha who rescued the Jews by hiding them in the sewers

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Arturo Toscanini

genius of music, patriot and rebel