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Road to valor

Tea Camporesi reviews the book by Aili and Andres McConnon about Gino Bartali, the Italian cycling champion who risked his life to rescue 800 Jews in Italy during World War II. One example of the athlete's goodness and wisdom: “If you are good at sport - Bartali used to say - they will pin medals on your jersey, and then they will shine in a museum. But if you win a medal for doing good it will pin on your soul and will shine elsewhere”.

Gabriele Nissim in Donostia - San Sebastiàn

Gariwo chairman Gabriele Nissim, in his capacity as Vicepresident of the Association for Milan's Garden of the Righteous chaired by city Mayor Giuliano Pisapia, is attending meetingEncounter between cities destroyed by war, an event set out by the Basque city of San Sebastiàn to commemorate the bicentenary of the destruction and reconstruction of Donostia/San Sebastián in 1813. 

Bartali and the sensitivity of Pope Francis

The President of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, Eduardo Eurnekian, and its Founder, Baruch Tenembaum, wrote a letter to the Jerusalem Post remembering the figure of Gino Bartali and the sensitivity of Pope Francis about the rescuers.

The Righteous' place is besides the Warsaw Ghetto Insurgents'

Editorial by Konstanty Gebert, journalist and writer

On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, an institution which is likely to be Europe's most important Jewish Museum is being inaugurated in the Polish capital. The government decision to build a memorial in honour of the


Editorial by Radice Ulianova

The virtual Gardens of Europe’s Righteous: when hope challenges reality
by Ulianova Radice of the Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee, editor of the WE FOR project.

The amnesia of the memory

After two years of the outbreak of violence in Syria, the murders of Syrians still continue. The letter of Shady Hamadi, Syrian writer and activist, underlines the importance of memory of what happened, and what is still happening in the country.


Remember the past in order to build a future

The International Committee of the Armenian Righteous. Memory is the Future was founded by Piero Kuciukian in order to commemorate those who went against the genocide of 1915. The title emphasises the function of the memory, which is not a nostalgic look back in history, but a a clear sense of the past to build a future without making old mistakes.
The memory has many solutions and presents conflicting results, either positive or negative depending on how it is treated. Reflections on the previous events help us to understand the present, which means to search for the coordinates that allow us to interpret new situations with awareness of the dangers or opportunities that are triggered by certain mechanisms such as cultural, social and individual. The experience of the genocides of the twentieth century, the phenomenon of totalitarianism, resulted in the devastating world war, the balance of power during the Cold War, provide very precise indications on the geopolitical hegemony and humanitarian frifts to be avoided, while the example of the Righteous, their varied efforts on behalf of the persecuted, the demand for freedom, independence of thought and the instance of the defense of human dignity, are to be taken to avoid the pitfalls of arrogance, denial of truth, the rejection of diversity, closing the other, unilateral decision.

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Theatrical show based on Gabriele Nissim's books

Il Memorioso. Short guide to the memory of Good

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Carlo Bianchi

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