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From Malta the support to 6 March

the message from the President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society

"The President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society is committed to the pursuit of peace and wellbeing across communities in the Maltese Islands, and beyond. For this reason, we have facilitated various initiatives that commemorate the memory of the Shoah. Every year, we encourage the participation of children and young people by engaging them on contemporary Human Rights issues. It is our focus on the importance of the past, while making deep-rooted and peace-oriented changes to today's world, that shall be our greatest legacy to future generations. Therefore, the President's Foundation is proud to support the European Day of the Righteous and its powerful message of solidarity".

With this words Dr. Ruth Farrugia, Director General of the President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society in Malta, express the support to the European Day of the Righteous and to those who fought and are still fighting against persecutions.

6 March 2017

The European Day of Righteous

The value of individuals and personal responsibility

On May 10, the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted the Written Declaration establishing March 6th as European Day in memory of the Righteous.
The concept of Righteous, born from the elaboration of the Yad Vashem Memorial to remember the non-Jews who rescued the Jews, becomes the patrimony of all humanity.
The term "Righteous" is no longer confined to the Holocaust only; it becomes a point of reference for those who remember the genocide and totalitarianism in all their efforts to defend human dignity.

The significance of this decision is reminiscent of one of the cornerstones of European culture: the value of the individual and personal responsibility.

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