Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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6 marzo, Giornata europea dei Giusti

Celebrations 2017

Intercultural meeting

Thursday the 9th of February there will be a meeting at the H.R Pergola of San Pietro di Legnago. Margherita Ferrari and Bruno Carmi, president of the Jewish Community of Verona and Vicenza will speak about Gemma Gentili and the Jewish Women

When: 9 February 2017, h. 21.00
Where: H.R. Pergola di San Pietro, Legnago

Memories from Ferramonti of Tarsia

In honour of the European Day of the Righteous there will be a concert in memory of the Shoah, a remembrance for the Righteous of the internment camp of Ferramonti of Tarsia. The event is organised by Simonetta Heger.

When: 26 February, h. 18.30
Where: Vercelli (VC), via Foa 70
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Price City of Cattolica

At the city of Cattolica will be hel the ninth edition of the Price of the City of Cattolica. The ceremony is expected for the 22nd of April at 8.30 pm with a speech of Hafez Haidar, a Gariwo ambassador.

When: 22 April 2017, H. 20.30
Where: Cattolica (RN)

Could a good critic save the world?

Wednesday the 22nd of February will be presented the biography on Alex Langer, to whom will be dedicated a tree the 5th of March at Ceriano Solaro. To the debate will participate the author Marzio Marzorati, Simona Colombo, Director of Legambiente, Giorgio Garofalo, President of the Town Council and Massimiliano Fratter

When: 22 february 2017, h. 20.30
Where: Auditorium Fla, Seveso (MB)
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"Musica Maestri!"

It will be possible to attend a piano concert of Gaetano Liguori, which is part of the exhibition "Musica Maestri!" of the Conservatorio "G. Verdi". The concert will be organized in the Sala Puccini of the conservatory and will focus on the music of Liguori's last Cd: "Un pianoforte per i Giusti". Free entry.

When: 26 February 2017, h. 18
Where: Conservatorio G. Verdi, Milan
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European Day of the Righteous Torre de' Passeri

A ceremony will be held at the Istituto Tecnico Economico of Torre de' Passeri, Parco dei Giusti. A tile will be dedicated to Azucena Villaflor and to all the mother of Plaza de Mayo. There will also be a theatrical representation of "Tanos" by Stefano Angelucci Marino.

When: 6 March 2017
Where: Istituto Tecnico Economico di Torre de' Passeri (PE)

The story of Irena Sandler

On the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous, Irsifar and Trykot - Teatro Polacco di Roma will show a documentary about Irena Sendler, the Polish nurse that saved 2500 children from Warsaw Ghetto. Afterwards there will be some lectures from Jewish Polish poets. To this event will participate Olek Mincer, president of Trykot - Teatro Polacco di Roma, Anna Foa, historian and member of the scientific committee of Gariwo and Andrzej Wolf, the movie director. The event will be coordinated by Pupa Garribba of the Comunità Ebraica Progressive Beth Hillel

When: 1 March 2017, h. 17.15
Where: Casa della Memoria e della Storia, Roma
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Concert for the European Day of the Righteous

In honor of the European day of the Righteous a concert will be held at the Conservatorio of Milan in Sala Puccini. The concert will be dedicated to the internment camp of Ferramonti of Tarsia. The entrance is free of charge.

When: 1 March 2017, h. 21
Where: Conservatory of Milan
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"Scegliere di testimoniare, agire, condividere"

A seminar on the Righteous will be organized by Patrizia Di Luca, Responsible of the Center of Study on emigration of the University of San Marino, in Sala del Giudizio of the Museum of the City of Rimini. The activity is dedicated to 200 students for the last year of secondary schools.

When: 2 March 2017, h. 15.00
Where: Sala del Giudizio, Museum of the City of Rimini
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The Drowned and the Saved

Meeting "the example of the Righteous: Giorgio Perlasca". With Roberta Miotto, Annalisa Bemporad, Franco Perlasca, Pietro Kuciukian, Anna Maria Samuelli.

When: 17 March 2017, h.20.30
Where: Auditorium A. Tedesco, Monza

6 March, European of the Righteous

Educational projects with prof. Rodoflo Sideri. With Pietro Kuciukian and Anna Maria Samuelli, co-founders of Gariwo.

When: 3 March 2017, h. 9.00
Where: IIS Leonardo da Vinci

European Day of the Righteous Imola

Saturday 4 March, for the European day of the Righteous, there will be an exhibition at the polish consulate organized by the CIDRA (centro imolese della resistenza antifascista) and the city of Imola.

When: 14 March 2017, h. 11.00
Where: Polish Consulate, Imola (BO)
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"Quattro ore nelle tenebre"

In honor of the European Day of the Righteous there will be a meeting with Paolo Mazzarello, author of the book "Quattro ore nelle tenebre", a book on the massacre of the Benedicta and the Righteous among Nations, Don Luigi Mazzarello, that resisted the Nazi-fascist intimidation and saved numerous people. 

When: 4 March 2017, h. 17.00
Where: Sala eventi of the Biblioteca Comunale "A.Manzoni", Pioltello (MI)
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in London

The European Day of the Righteous will also be celebrated in London at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. A group of forty children will attend the ceremony and will read their work which has been recently published. Afterwards their will be a concert from Polish and Jewish musicians

When: 5 March 2017
Where: Embassy of the Republic of Poland, London

"I Giusti dell'accoglienza e del dialogo"

The Righteous of dialogue and hospitality to surpass hate and indifference. This is how the European Day of the Righteous will be celebrated Sunday 5 March, during the mass. A thought will be dedicated the anonymous and unknown heroes.

When: 5 March 2017, h. 11.00
Where: Pistoia, chiesa di Vicofaro
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"Al riparo degli alberi"

At the Cinema Galliera of Bologna, in collaboration with the Museo Ebraico di Bologna, will be projected the last documentary of Valentina Arena: "Al riparo degli alberi". There will be other projection in the 6th of March at 9.00 and 11.00. Free entry.

When: 5 March 2017, h. 16
Where: Cinema Galliera di Bologna
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Towards a Museum of Good for the Righteous of the Nations at Angera

The municipality and the Civic Museum of Archeology of Angera adhere to the initiative of the Europea Day of the Righteous. Valeria Giannotta, Director of the Italian Center for Peace in the Middle East and Cristina Miedico, Director of the Museum of Angera and Ambassador for Gariwo will intervene.

When: 5 March 2017, h. 17.30
Where: Archeology Museum, conference room, Angera (VA)
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European Day of the Righteous Molfetta

On the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous, the bookshop "Il Ghigno - un mare di storie" will host a scenic reading of "Il Giusto" by ad with Zaccaria Gallo.

When: 5 March 2017, h. 19.00
Where: Il Ghigno - Un mare di storie, Molfetta (BA)
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Ceriano Solaro

Sunday 5 March there will be a gathering at 9.30 at the Centro Parco Polveriera for the initial salutations. During the morning various activities will be organized and there will be a lunch at 12.30. At 15.30 the will be the unveiling of the plaque dedicated to Yusra Mardini, the olympic aswimmer that save a boat of immigrants, Alex Langer, ecologist and pacifist and Agostino Andemark, Scout and Partisan.

When: 15 March 2017, h. 9.30
Where: Centro Parco Polveriera, Ceriano Solaro (MI)
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European Day of the Righteous Ravenna

On the occasion of the European Day of the Rughteous, Sunday 5th of March, in the Giardini pubblici of Ravenna there will bea ceremony for the creation of a square "Righteous among nations" and the unveiling of eleven memorial stones to commemorate eleven Righteous. The ceremony will open at 9.30 with a concert and will finish at 12.15.

When: 5 March 2017, h. 9.30
Where: Giardini pubblici, Ravenna
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Rimini

On the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous, the city administration will lay a bouquet of flowers at the monument of the Garden of the Righteous of Rimini.

When: 6 March 2017
Where: Garden of the Righteous of Rimini

The European Day of the Rigtheous in Perugia

For the European Day of the Righteous three new trees will be dedicated to Danilo Dolci, Irena Sandler and Angelo Vassallo in the Garden of the Righteous in Perugia, at the Biblioteca San Matteo degli Armeni. The deputy mayor Urbano Barelli and the delegate of the associations will attend the ceremony.

When: 6 March 2017
Where: Biblioteca San Matteo degli Armeni, Perugia

The European Day of the Rigtheous in Warsaw

The committee of the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw during the event at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, has announced the names of the Righteous of 2017: the Russian poet and political opponent Natalia Gorbaniewska, the Cech minister Jan Jelinek and the argentinian diplomat Roberto Kozak. During the spring some trees and memorial stones will be dedicated to the Righteous in the Garden of Righteous of Warsaw

When: 6 March 2017
Where: Museum of the History of Polish Jews
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Vercelli

The Istituto Comprensivo "B. Lanino" will celebrate the European Day of the Righteous with an event that will involve all classes and the city. The celebrations will begin at 10 am with a theatrical representation, it will be followed by a presentation of the works. At 11 am the exhibition "The Righteous of Islam" will be inaugurated and at 11.30 am will be dedicated two trees to Faraaz Hussein and Janusz Korczak.

When: 6 March 2017
Where: Scuola secondaria di primo grado, Vercelli (VC)
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European Day of the Righteous Pozzallo

At the Istituto Comprensivo of Pozzallo an olive tree will be dedicated to the memory of the Judge Livatin in the Garden of the Righteous in the municipality.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 10.00
Where: Istituto Comprensivo Rogasi, Pozzallo (RG)

"Bisognava Farlo"

At the Aula Magna of the ITS "I.Calvi" will be presented the book "Bisognava Farlo" dedicated to Don Benedetto Richeldi, on his saving of interned Jews at Finale Emilia. It will be followed by a visit to the tree of the Righteous dedicated to Don Benedetto Richeldi.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 10
Where: ITS I.Calvi, Finale Emilia (MO)
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"Il Memorioso"

On the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous, at the Teatro Asteria, will be staged "Il Memorioso" with Massimiliano Speziani, directed by Paola Bigatto. A perfomance dedicated to the Righteous to retrace the men and women who have risked their lives to save others. The performance will be on the 6th, 7th and 10th of March

When: 6 marzo 2017, ore 10
Where: Teatro Asteria, Milano
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“Franco Perlasca presenta la figura del padre”

With the participation of the Province of Bolzano, Town of Merano, Istituto comprensivo 1 Merano, Comunità ebraica di Merano and Fondazione UPAD, there will be a meeting with the students of the Istituto comprensivo 1 Merano, in which Franco Perlasca will present his father, Giorgio Perlasca.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 10.30
Where: Sala Civica, Merano (BZ)
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"Sopravvissuti"

There will a presentation to the press of the photographic exhibition "Sopravvissuti. Ritratti memorie voci". The exhibition of Simone Gosso portrays the survivors of Nazi Lager and death camps. The Director of the Gallerie degli Uffizi Eike Schimdt, the Regional President of Aned, Alessio Ducci, the Presidente of the Regional Council Eugenio Giani, the Mayor Dario Nardella and the survivor Gilberto Salmoni will attend the ceremony.

When: 6 marzo 2017, ore 10.45
Where: Biblioteca degli Uffizi, Firenze
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Assisi

For the European Day of the Righteous there will be a visit ant the Santuario della Spogliazione and at the "Garden of the Righteous" in Assisi. Monsignor Domenico Sorrentino, Bishop of Assisi and Stefania Proietti, Mayor of Assisi, will intervene.

When: 6 March 2017, h.11
Where: Piazza del Vescovato, Assisi (PG)
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European Day of the Righteous in Favara

Celebrations in the Garden of the Righteous dedicated to Calogero Marrone. With the Mayor Anna Alba and the students from Favara schools.

When: 6 March 2017, h.11.00
Where: Favara, Piazza della Pace

The European Day of the Rigtheous in Orzinuovi

The fifth edition of the European Day of the Righteous will be celebrated at the Garden of the Righteous on the 6 of March at 11 am. A moment dedicated to commemorate all of those who try or have tried to stop the crime of genocide.

When: 6 March 2017, h.11
Where: Giardino dei Giusti (Parco Alcide De Gasperi), Orzinuovi (BS)
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European Day of the Righteous Bellaria

For the European Day of the Righeous the Town Administration of Bellaria Igea Marina will take part to the ceremony at 11 am. A memorial stone in honor of the Maresciallo Osman Carugo, Righteous among Nations for saving many Jews, will be unveiled.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 11
Where: Parco del Gelso, Bellaria Igea Marina (RN)
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Carpi

In honor of the European Day of the Righteous, at the Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Statale "A.Meucci" 3 trees will be dedicated to Malala Yousef for fighting against extremism and the right to education; Sonitha Alizadeth for woman emancipation and individual's right; and Felicia Impastato for her fight against mafia and education of legality

When: 6 March 2017
Where: Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Statale, Carpi
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The European Day of the Rigtheous Benevento

Two trees will be dedicated in honor of the Italian journalist Giacarlo Siano, killed by the Camorra, and the Turkish-Armenian Hrant Dink, killed in 2007. After the ceremony there will be a dialogue with the students and the national and regional President of the Ordine dei Giornalisti, the president of the Circolo Manfredi and the Ambassador Emilio Barbarani.

When: 6 March 2017, h.11
Where: Liceo Scientifico Rummo, Benevento

Inauguration of Gariwo virtual garden

Inauguration of the Virtual Garden and delivery of a certificate to the Righteous who will be honored in it. Afterwards, at 4.30 p.m, there will be a commemoration of the European Day of the Righteous at the Milan City Council.

When: 6 March 2017, h 14.30
Where: Palazzo Marino, Milan
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Busto Arsizio remembers Aladár Hábermann

The Mayor Emanuele Antonelli, the general manager of the hospital of Busto Giuseppe Brazzoli, the Comitato Amici del Tempio civico, and Anna Maria Hábermann will gather at the hospital in front of the memorial stone of Aladár Hábermann for a brief but intense moment of commemoration.

When: 6 March 2017, h 16.00
Where: Ospedale di Busto Arsizio (VA)

European Day of the Righteous Taranto

On the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous will be organized the event "Pagine dimenticate del XX secolo" with the intention to stimulate the youngest to study some forgotten events of the last century as the war in Biafra, war in Cambodia, the genocide of Srebrenica, and the 100 days in Rwanda.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 16.00
Where: Biblioteca Acclavio, Taranto
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European Day of the Righteous in Lamezia Terme

Inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous and of the Tree of the Righteous. With Graziella Astorino, Elisa Gullo, Paolo Mascaro, Giusy Colafati and prof. Enzo Failla.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 16.00
Where: Palazzo Nicotera, Lamezia Terme

The memory of the Righteous and the personal responsability.

The European Day of the Righteous will also be celebrated in Spezzano Albanese at the Scuola media. A tree and a memorial stone will be dedicated to Angelo De Fiore, that during his activity as deputy police commissioner saved numerous Jews.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 16.15
Where: Scuola Media, Spezzano Albanese (CS)
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European Day of the Righteous Bitonto

The "Barca dei Giusti" will be given back to the city and re-positioned in the garden of piazza Marconi, in order to be an object of memory and education. To the ceremony will participate a delegation of students from the Secondaria di primo grado 'Cassano-DeRenzio' and Liceo Linguistico European Language School.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 17.30
Where: Garden of Piazza Marconi, Bitonto (BA)
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The Righteous spanish diplomats

The Cervantes Institute of Rome will organized a meeting on two Righteous Spanish diplomats, Sebastian de Romero Radigales and Angel Sanz Briz. The event will be held in Sala Dalì of the Cervantes Institute of Roma. Free entry.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 18.00
Where: Istituto Cervantes, Roma
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Desenzano

For the European Day of the Righteous ANED Brescia with the patronage of the  Town Hall of Desenzano del Garda there will be an itinerary and a visit to the Wood of Memory in order to commemorate the Righteous during the Fascist and Nazi occupation of the town.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 18.30
Where: Piazza Malvezzi, Desenzano del Garda (BS)
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"Il Giusto"

A dramatic reading of "Il Giusto" with and by Zaccaria Gallo, in collaboration with the Liceo European Language School, the Secop Edizioni and of the Compagnia Fos Lettori. The event will speak about an event that really happened in 1943 in the tunisian city of Mahdia.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 19.00
Where: Torrione Angioino, Bitonto (BA)
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Europea Day of the Righteous Merano

At 8 p.m will be organized a theatrical representation "il viaggio di Anna" of Samule Ferro, and afterwards Franco Perlasca will discuss about his father, Giorgio Perlasca. With the participation of the Province of Bolzano, Town of Merano, Istituto comprensivo 1 Merano, Comunità ebraica di Merano and Fondazione UPAD.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 20.00
Where: Sala Civica, Merano (BZ)
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"Più forti delle armi"

In the Sala delle Tele there will be a meeting with the writer Anselmo Palini dedicated to the "research of good" and the presentation of his new book "Più forte delle armi".

When: 6 March 2017, h. 20.30
Where: Sala delle tele, Calvisano (BS)
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European Day of the Righteous in Civita Castellana

Dedication of a tree to the Italian Coast Guard and to Migrant Offshore Aid Station. With Gianluca Angelelli, Giancarlo Contessa, Vanessa Lorurdo. Honorary guests Valerio Mazzarino, Letizia Bartocci and ANMI

When: 6 March 2017, h. 9.00
Where: Primary Schools Alberto Manzi and Anna Maria Ercolini

"E se invece di sassi lanciassimo armonia?"

The European Day of the Righteous in Busto Arsizio will start at 9.00 at the Teatro Sociale with a speech from the authorities and an exhibition from the chorus of the Liceo Musicale Candiani Bausch. At 11.30 a march will start from piazza del Plebiscito, to honor the Righteous. At mid-day the inauguration of the exhibition "I genocidi del XX secolo".

When: 6 March 2017, h. 9.00
Where: Teatro sociale, Busto Arsizio (VA)
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Agrigento

The Academy of the Mediterranean Studies, the Archaeological and Landscaping Parc and the Prefecture of Agrigento will honor the "Worldwide Righteous". the day will start at 9.30 with a speech from the authorities and at 11.30 the will be a guided visit at the Valle dei Templi with a break at the Garden of the Righteous.

When: 6 March 2017, h. 9.30
Where: Agrigento, Teatro Pirandello
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Calvisano

A meeting is expected at 10.30 at the Garden of the Righteous. Gherardo Colombo, Gian Antonio Girelli and Massimiliano Moretti will intervene. A tree will dedicated to the Righteous: Peppino and Felicia Impastato, Don Dino Puglisi and Antonino Caponetto. Students from the Scuola Secondaria and representatives from the Laboratorio "Mosaico di Pace" will attend the event.

When: 7 March 2017, h. 10.30
Where: Giardino dei Giusti, Calvisano (BS)
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The European Day of the Rigtheous in Campobasso

For the European Day of the Righteous will be organized an event at the Liceo Romita, inside the Aula Magna, with the Participation of the Prefect, Councilor for Culture and the President of the Province. Afterwards the ceremony will continue with the dedication of a tree, with the collaboration of the students of the Istituto Agrario, to Faraaz Hussein.

When: 8 March 2017
Where: Liceo Romita, Campobasso.
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Ceremony in Neve Shalom

In the Garden of the Rigtheous in Neve Shalom, in Israel, a tree and a stone will be dedicate to Regina and Christopher Catrambone of the MOAS, and the guide Bardo Museum Hamadi ben Abdesslem, who rescued 45 Italian tourists during the terrorist attack on 2015.

When: 8 March 2017, h. 13
Where: Neve Shalom, Israel

The European Day of the Rigtheous Iqbal Park

The European Day of the Righteous will  also be celebrated at the Iqbal Masih Park, with two trees dedicated to Tadeusz Pankiewicz and the citizens of Wahat as-Salam - Nevé Shalom. Afterwards the institutional greetings at the Cripta del Sant'Andrea.

When: 9 March 2017, h. 10.15
Where: Parco Iqbal Masih, Vercelli
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European Day of the Righteous in Albagiara

Dedication of a tree to Iqbal Masih, the young boy from Pakistan who fought against child labor.

When: 9 March 2017, h. 17.00
Where: Library of Albagiara

"oltre l'8 marzo"

In a series of event dedicated to the International Woman's Day, organised by the Town Council, will conclude with the realisation of a mural for the Righteous, in piazza Peppino Impastato. There will also be reading of text selected by the students of the schools of Marsala.

When: 14 March 2017, h. 10.30
Where: Piazza Peppino Impastato, Marsala (TP)
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The Righteous of dialogue

International meeting with Piotr Jakubowski and the Righteous honored in 2017. Hamadi ben Abdesslem will meet, together with Gabriele Nissim and the Italian Embassador in Tunis Raimondo De Cadorna, the Italian tourist rescued at Bardo museum in 2015. Music and reading with the Quartet Goldene Medine.

When: 14 March 2017, h. 15
Where: Sala Alessi, Palazzo Marino, Milan
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The Righteous of dialogue: meeting the diversities to defeat hate

Dedication of a tree and a stone to Hamadi ben Abdesslem, Lassana Bathily, Pinar Selek, Raif Badawi and Etty Hillesum. With the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, the Minister of Education Valeria Fedeli, the President of Milan City Council Lamberto Bertolè, the President of Gariwo Gabriele Nissim, the Vice President UCEI Giorgio Mortara, Piotr Jakubowski from the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw, Riccardo Noury, spokesman of Amnesty International Italy to represent Raif Badawi and Klaas Smelik, Director of the Research Center Etty Hillesum to represent Etty Hillesum.

When: 15 March 2017, h. 11
Where: Monte Stella, Milan
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Hamadi ben Abdesslem, a Righteous Man

Meeting with Hamadi ben Abdesslem, the Tunisian guide who rescued 45 Italians during the terrorist attack in 2015. 

When: 16 March 2017, h. 19.30
Where: Primary school of Via Dolci, Milan

Hamadi ben Abdesslem, a Righteous Man

Meeting with Hamadi ben Abdesslem, the Tunisian guide who rescued 45 Italians during the terrorist attack in 2015. 

When: 16 March 2017, h. 19.30
Where: Primary school of Via Dolci, Milan

Perlasca, the silence of the Righteous

Dedication of a tree to the Righteous Giorgio Perlasca.

When: 17 March 2017
Where: Monza

"Il seme della solidarietà"

In honor of the European Day of the Righteous, the city of Offida chooses to honor the exemplary figures, witnesses and those who defended the human dignity. Students of the Istituto Comprensivo of Offida and the authorities will make a speech. Afterwards there will be the planting of a crocus and the inauguration of the showcase.

When: 17 March 2017, h. 10.15
Where: Santa Maria della Rocca, Giardino dei Giusti, Offida (AP)
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Righteous in time of war, Righteous in time of peace

Meeting with Franco Perlasca and Carlotta Ludovica Passerini. It will follow the exhibition "Perlasca - a common Man".

When: 18 March 2017, h.10.00
Where: Auditorium A. Tedesco, Monza

European Day of the Righteous Tunis

There will be a ceremony for the dedication of a tree and a memorial stone to Alganesh Fessaha, humanitarian italo-eritrean activist, inside the Italian Embassy at Tunis

When: 22 March 2017, h. 17.00
Where: Embassy of the Italian Republic, London

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