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Flickers of light - Righteous people in gloomy times

In honor of Remembrance Day 2010

Mayor Moratti announces the six Righteous to be honoured at the Monte Stella Garden
 22nd January at 9.00 a.m., Milan, Teatro Derby. International meeting on Marek Edelman, Vasilij Grossman and Guelfo Zamboni held by Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee, Milan City Administration and Union of the Italian Jewish Communities


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The Gariwo International Scientific Committee

The Gariwo International Scientific Committee has been created which brings together intellectuals from all over the world who are committed to the subject of righteousness. 


Herta Muller Nobel Prize for literature - she recounted the dictatorship in Romania

The honor was given for her commitment to report the scourge of oppression and totalitarianism. The writer had fled to Germany during Ceausescu's regime. Her best-known work is The Land of Green Plums.


The collapse of the Walls. 20 years later - meeting and photographic exposition

University of Milan, 7th-8th May. In the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall, some of the major protagonists of the events of those years assess the process of reunification of the European continent. Meeting organized by the Branch of the European Commission.


Prominent scholar criticizes Yad Vashem - Paldiel urges to honor Jewish rescuers

Mordecai Paldiel, the former President of Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations Department, urged it to honor the Jewish rescuers from the pages of the Jerusalem Post.


Exemplary 20th Century figures - Auschwitz and Kolyma never again

International conference, Bologna, 17/18 April 2008, Auditorium Regione Emilia Romagna.
Organized by the "Storia e Memoria" school network, in cooperation with the Committee for the Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide


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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