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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.


How beautiful is plurality against evil

Why did Socrates claim not to know, when he talked with an Athenian? Because you cannot know in advance the opinion (doxa) of an individual unless you discuss with him humbly, because everyone has his or her own peculiar worldview, and can never be equalled to others. Gabriele Nissim comments upon Hannah Arendt's Socrates. 


Teaching Activities about the Righteous 2015-2016

Within the teaching project “Adopt a Righteous”, the Associazione per il Giardino dei Giusti, in cooperation with Gariwo's Teaching Committee, for this year is going to involve teachers in a two-stage experience: first being introduced to the Garden of the Righteous and then watching a highly emotional theatrical show.


"I'm optimistic about Egypt"

Writer Alaa al-Aswany recounts a picaresque Egypt, in which powerful people, humble peasants, women of all walks of life, intellectuals and gays interweave their lives suggesting a reality that defies the stereotypes about the Muslim world. We propose an interview the author, censored in his homeland and persecuted by Islamist extremists, granted to Le Monde


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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Carlo Bianchi

he dedicated his life helping those in need, saving the Sonnino-Shapira Jewish family from persecution