Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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6 marzo, Giornata europea dei Giusti

Celebrations 2013

70th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews, the European Parliament will hold a conference with Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Gabriele Nissim and Israel's President Shimon Peres, followed by inauguration of the exhibit Tough Choices that Make the Difference: the fate of Bulgarian Jews.

When: 6 March, 11.30 a.m.
Where: Brussels, European Parliament, Room Yehudi Menuhin
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The Righteous in the former Yugoslavia

Gariwo Sarajevo is to hold a meeting with over 1,000 university students from Bosnia and Herzegovina to present the figures who can be considered as Righteous people in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Speeches by Valentin Inzko, High Representative of the International Community in Bosnia, Stjepan Mesić, President of Croatia from 2000 to 2012 and the mayor of Sarajevo.

When: 6 march, 12.00
Where: Bosnian Cultural Center di Sarajevo, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

The banality of Good

Conference on the heritage of Vaclav Havel and Charter 77 and the situation of human rights in the Czech Republic. Speeches by Miroslava Němcová, President of the Chamber of Deputiez of the CR, Daniel Kroupa, philosopher, signatory of Charta 77, Tomáš Sedláček, economist, Marek Svoboda, of Člověk v tísni NGO and Jan Macháček, journalist and signatory of Charter 77.

When: 6 March, 3.30 p.m.
Where: Room 215 of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Smetanovo nábřeží 6
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Memory unites Europe

Gariwo and the Centre of Recovered Names, with the support of the General Consulate of Italy to St. Petersburg and the Association Friends of the Hermitage Museum, organize a conference on the importance of Memory in the struggle against every form of totalitarianism, followed by the screening of two documentaries, the former dedicated to the Gardens of the Righteous in Italy and the world organized by Gariwo, and the latter concerning the activities of the Centre of Recovered Names. Debate in conclusion. 

When: 5 March 2013, 4.00 p.m.
Where: Italian Multimedia Store of Italy's General Consulate of Saint Petersburg

From classical music to jazz

Two pianists for Europe's Righteous Concert of Maestroes Gaetano Liguori and Janusz Olejniczak: the masterpieces of the great classical authors, executed by the Polish virtuoso who lent his hands for the movie The Pianist by Roman Polanski, alternate to the original pieces by the Italian jazzman and composer. To be followed by the readings by theatre actress and producer Paola Bigatto.  

When: 6 march, 8.45 p.m.
Where: Sala delle Cariatidi of Palazzo Reale, Milan
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Public figures in the service of good

The Associazione Giardino dei Giusti di Milano, to which Gariwo belongs with the Milan City Hall and the UCEI; organizes the usual ceremony when we plan trees in the Garden of the Righteous worldwide. The new trees will be dedicated to four new Righteous: Dimitar Peshev, Fridjof Nansen, Samir Kassir and Vaclav Havel.

When: 6 March, 11 a.m.
Where: Garden of the Righteous worldwide, Milan
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The Garden of the Righteous in Brescia

In Brescia, the association Filosofi lungo l'Oglio chaired by Francesca Nodari, in collaboration with Gariwo, inaugurates the Garden of the Righteous by planting six trees in honour of the witnesses to the memory of Good: Etty Hillesum, Jan Patocka, Raphael Lemkin and the Righteous from Brescia Mons. Carlo Manziana, Angelo and Caterina Rizzini and Teresio Olivelli.

When: 6 march, 11.00
Where: Parco Tarello, Brescia Due
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Jews in Finale Emilia

In the Formigine Castle (MO), presentation of the book by Maria Pia Balboni, dedicated to father Benedetto Richeldi, on the rescue of the Jews interned in Finale Emilia. Speeches by Claudio Silingardi, Director of the Historical Institute of Modena, Germana Romani, Association of Local History “Ezechiello Zanni”, Father Ivo Silingardi, Founder of the Opera Nazareno from Carpi and Franco Richeldi, Mayor of Formigine.

When: 6 march, 21.00
Where: Formigine (MO)
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Three exhibition for the Righteous

Iin the new premises of the Podlaska Opera and Philarmonic and of the European Centre for the Arts, inauguration of exhibition And I keep seeing their faces, with pictures of the Polish Righteous before the war, curated by Golda Tencer of the Shalom Foundation; Whoever saves a life saves the whole humanity… rescue to the Jewish population during German occupation in the Voivodee of Bialystok (1941-1944), in honour of all those who have risked their lives to rescue the Jews; the third exhibition is dedicated to the work of Jerzy Charyton.

When: 6 march

Run for the Righteous

In Padua, Run for the Righteous: 5 km marathon downtown to the Garden of the Righteous al lover the World and back, with an overview by the Scientific Director prof. Giuliano Pisani.

When: 6 march
Where: Padua

Il memorioso

At the Parco delle Groane of Solaro theatrical show Il memorioso, drawn from books Il tribunale del bene and La bontà insensata by Gabriele Nissim, with texts by Gabriele Nissim, Massimiliano Speziani and Paola Bigatto. Direction by Paola Bigatto, with Massimiliano Speziani. To be followed by debate with Franco Perlasca, son to Giorgio Perlasca, and Manno Istvan, General Consul of Hungary.

When: 6 march, 21.00
Where: Parco Groane, Via della Polveriera 2, Solaro
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celebrations in Cesena

In Cesena, Antonio Ferrari in representation of Gariwo participates in a conference about the Righteous.
In Monza, Liceo Zucchi will hold the conference The Great Evil, how Armenians remember their Holocaust with writer and essayist Antonia Arslan, author of The Lark Farm.

When: 4 march
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