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Concert for the Righteous of the humanity
the celebration at the Dal Verme Theater of Milan

Concert for the Righteous of the humanity

The Day of the Righteous in Milan

Day of the Righteous 2020 in Milan

The Day of the Righteous is enriched with many events dedicated to exemplary figures that will be honored at the Garden of Monte Stella on March 10th. Here is the list of all the initiatives that will animate the city of Milan starting from March 3!

The Righteous 2020 at the Monte Stella Virtual Garden

The "Righteous of Monte Stella" Virtual Garden is enriched with new exemplary figures. Francesco Quaianni, Emily Bayer, Padre Italo Laracca, Carlo Bianchi, Padre Andrey Sheptytskyy, Famiglia De Regibus, Leonilde Simonazzi, Reinhold Chrystman, Carlo Tagliabue, Nella Molinari e Luigi Cortile, Franco Basaglia will be honored. 

The Righteous for global responsibility at Monte Stella hill

On March 10, on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, at the Garden of Milan we will honor the women of Rosenstrasse, Piero Martinetti, Wallace Broecker, Valerij Alekseevič Legasov, Yusra Mardini, Hevrin Khalaf. The theme chosen by the Association for the Garden of the Righteous of Milan is "Global responsibility. The challenge of the Righteous to save the planet and Humanity ".

Concert for the Righteous of the humanity

On 9 March at 9 p.m., a concert will be held at the Dal Verme Theater to celebrate the new Righteous with the Virtuosi of the Teatro alla Scala.

The Charters for responsibilities

Good competition. Tips for responsible sport

The behaviour of athletes, fans and even sports journalists can positively influence our society. Stories of virtuous actions in sport create a spirit of emulation in stadiums and sports fields.

The responsibility of a fragile planet

Gariwo wants to make his voice heard about the urgency of doing something to save the world we live in. This is why we have proposed the Charter for the environment, made up of reflections and virtuous practices to understand and deal with the climate emergency.

Web reality. Tips for online awareness

To foster the development of personal awareness in conscious use of the Web and say no to the violence of words, Gariwo has proposed the Charter for social media, made up of suggestions to stay online in a conscious way.

Topical News

A Partnership for Memory

On Monday, January 13th an important meeting for the international memory of the Holocaust was held at the Shoah Memorial in Milan: the official ceremony that seals, with the signing of an agreement, the partnership between the Shoah Memorials of Milan and Paris and the CDEC Foundation.

The trace of dictatorship. What is happening in Chile?

A friend from Santiago sent me a message in the middle of the night. “Have you seen what is happening in Chile? There are soldiers on the street and a curfew has been imposed from 10 pm to 7 am. A protest has started for the increase in public transport prices and then for all issues in the Paìs: health, education, social security. They have burnt buses, destroyed the subway, soldiers have already killed people on the street, hurt high-school youngsters.

From the Peres Center to the Garden of the Righteous

We visited the Milan's Garden of the Righteous worldwide together with Nadav Tamir, Senior Advisor for Governmental and International Affairs at the Israeli Peres Center for Peace - the Center dedicated to the former president of Israel who works through innovation to foster a better future in the Middle East and in the world. 

The role of Gariwo: education for global responsibility

What is Gariwo's identity and which are its goals in the coming years? We discussed this topic in a stimulating meeting with our ambassadors and collaborators. To answer these questions we must first of all start from the history of Gariwo and its originality in the cultural debate. 

Kurds, Syria and Europe: yesterday like today

What will remain of the European Union if legal civilization is lacking that is founded, among other things, on the principle of the right of asylum for the persecuted and on the commitment to react to any oppression by the strong on the weak? It is not sufficient to put into words solidarity with the Kurdish people and cry over the victims of an “unfair” invasion.


The Ravensbrück code

In the summer of 1942, SS doctors started conducting experiments on Ravensbrück camp prisoner women. This operation was guided by Karl Gebhardt, Heinrich Himmler's personal physician. Four girls found a way to tell the world the cruelties committed by the Nazis in the camp.

Poland, "invisible Jews"?

“After the collapse of communism, for twenty years polls reported that anti-Semitism had weakened and sometimes even disappeared from the political scene. In the late 1990s, being anti-Semitic came to be acceptable, tolerated". From the interview with Konstanty Gebert by Elisabetta Rosaspina

  • About us

    Gariwo 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 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 - 6 March.

    Our activity is supported by institutions, schools, volunteers, an International Scientific Committee and our 'Ambassadors'.

  • ​The Gardens of the Righteous

    The Gardens are like open books that tell the Righteous’ stories.

    They are public spaces, places of memory, meeting and dialogue. Here it’s possible to organize initiatives for students and citizens, to keep alive the examples of the Righteous all the year round, not only by planting new trees.

    The Garden of Milan was born in 2003 at Monte Stella Park. The Association for the Garden of the Righteous - formed by Gariwo, Milan City Hall and UCEI - was created in 2008, and it takes care of the Garden activities.

    Every year, a lot of Gardens arise in cities and schools in Italy and all over the world.

    Our aim is to create a widespread network to connect everybody who believes in these topics.

  • European Day of the Righteous

    On 10 May 2012, the Parliament in Strasbourg approved Gariwo’s call establishing the European Day of the Righteous on 6 March - remembering the death of Moshe Bejski, the creator of the Avenue of the Righteous. On 7 December 2017 Italy became the first country to officially join the marking of that recurrence, with the law that establishes also at the national level a Day in memory of the Righteous of the humanity.  Starting from Yad Vashem, we have extended the meaning of the term “Righteous” including men and women who saved lives in all the genocides and defended human dignity during totalitarianisms.

    Every year we celebrate the example of the Righteous of past and of the present, to spread the values of responsibility, tolerance and solidarity.

  • The Charter of responsibilities 2017

    The Charter of responsibilities 2017 arises from the collective reflection proposed by Gariwo through the series of meetings The crisis of Europe and the Righteous of our time, held in cooperation with Teatro Franco Parenti - Accademia del Presente and under the patronage of Università degli Studi di Milano and the Corriere della Sera Foundation.

    The Charter, inspired by the experience of Charta ’77 and subscribed by important personalities from the world of culture and society, represents our ethical commitment for the memory of Good and the education to responsibility, to reaffirm the value of plurality, of peace and non violence, as opposed to the culture of hatred and enemy.

Waiting for 6March

The Righteous for global responsibility at Monte Stella

On March 10, on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, at the Garden of Milan we will honor the women of Rosenstrasse, Piero Martinetti, Wallace Broecker, Valerij Alekseevič Legasov, Yusra Mardini, Hevrin Khalaf. The theme chosen by the Association for the Garden of the Righteous of Milan is "Global responsibility. The challenge of the Righteous to save the planet and Humanity ". Discover their stories!

The Righteous for freedom

The women of Rosenstrasse

They saved 2,000 Jews, their husbands, from persecution through a bold protest in Berlin’s Rosenstrasse. They gather for over a week, despite the threats made by Nazi authorities

About the Rosenstrasse Protest
by Nathan Stoltzfus

Piero Martinetti

Founder of Milan School, was the only philosopher among university professors who refused to take the oath to the Fascist regime in 1931 and preferred to give up his professorship and his own freedom of conscience.

Piero Martinetti - Original documents
The refusal to swear an oath to the Fascist regime

Knowing the Righteous

An exhaustive class of Righteous will never exist, because throughout history and in different contexts, new individuals constantly appear, who can anticipate the course of events with their conscience and their judgement. Are there however common characteristics to recognize the Righteous?

6March page

The page dedicated to the Day of the Righteous is online, you can find information on this celebration, updates on the events in Milan, insights on the Righteous of Monte Stella hill and a map with all the initiatives to celebrate 6 March. Get inspiration from our page and tell us about your event!