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“On March 6 we celebrate the Righteous that unite humanity and make us feel part of the same destiny”

What is the Day of the Righteous?

On 10 May 2012, the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg accepted Gariwo's appeal - signed by many citizens and representatives of the world of culture - by setting up the European Day of the Righteous on 6 March, the date of the death of Moshe Bejski, creators of the Yad Vashem Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations. Starting from the definition of Yad Vashem, we have extended the concept of Righteous to include those who, throughout the world, have saved human lives in all genocides and defended human dignity during totalitarianism. From 7 December 2017, the Day of the Righteous is civil solemnity in Italy: every year on 6 March we celebrate the example of the Righteous of the past and present to spread the values ​​of responsibility, tolerance and solidarity.

The Day of the Righteous of the Humanity is celebrated with commemorations in Italy, in Europe and in the world, in the Gardens of the Righteous, in schools, with institutions, local administrations, local associations and thanks to the work of all the subjects that animate GariwoNetwork, that unites the realities involved in spreading the message of the Righteous.

6 March 2021 in Milan

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Inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous of Bosisio Parini

On saturday 6 March 2021 there will be the inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous in Bosisio Parini in the province of Lecco, dedicated to Guido Brugger and Clementina Colombo. Institutional greetings, interventions by the pupils of the K. Wojtyła secondary school and uncovering of the plaque are scheduled. The ceremony will take place in compliance with anti-Covid regulations.

6 March 2021 h 10:00Bosisio Parini (Lecco)
Inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous of Albino

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, on March 5, 2021, the Comprehensive Institute of Albino (BG) will plant a tree for the Righteous dedicated to the spouses Nicoli. The students of the third classes will inaugurate a red maple tree for the spouses and the plaque dedicated to them. 

On 5 March 2021, on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, the Comprehensive Institute of Albino (BG) will plant the tree for the Righteous dedicated to the spouses Edoardo Nicoli and Elisabetta Belotti, recognized as Righteous among the Nations. The pupils of the third classes - promoters of the initiative - will inaugurate the red maple and the plaque dedicated to the spouses.

5 March, 2021Albino, Via Carlo Marini, 26 (Bergamo)
Planting of a tree in honor of Hevrin Khalaf

On 6 March at 11:30 - on the occasion of the Righteous - will be the planting of a tree in honor of Hevrin Khalaf in the garden of the Righteous if the A.Romita Scientific High School (Cb). 

During the ceremony a recorded interview with the Righteous Emilio Barbarani will be shown. Gabriele Nissim will send a message to the students. 

6 Marzo 2021 h11:30Campobasso, Via Cipriano Facchinetti ( Molise)
Exhibition dedicated to the Righteous in Venice

The secondary school of the Malipiero Institute of Marcon (Venice, Italy) - on the occasion of the Righteous - will set up an exhibition inside the school premises of drawings, comics, photographs and videos dedicated to the Righteous, made by the students of the Institute. 

The exhibition will be held in compliance with anti-Covid regulations and school protocols. 

5 March 2021 h 8:00 am.Venezia, Via della Cultura 14 (Veneto)
Cyce of meetings on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous in Bollate

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, the Maria Montessori School in Bollate (Milan, Italy) organizes four meetings for the students of the fifth classes of the school. The meeting will be held on March 3 - 9 - 11 and 16. 

The meetings are reserved for students of the fifth classes of primary school and will be take place in school and online, in compliance with anti-Covid law. 

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3 March 2021 Bollate, Via Maria Montessori 10 (Lombardia).
Video lesson at the Park of the Righteous in Rezzato

On 6 March 2021 at 11:00 am - on the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous - a short ceremony will be held at the Parco of Righteous in Rezzato (Italy). 

The ceremony will be filmed and sent to the students in remote Learning. 

6 Marzo 2021 h11:00Parco dei Giusti di Rezzato, Brescia (Lombardia)
Delivery of the parchments dedicated to new Righteous at the Virtual Garden of Milan

March 5, 2021, 3.00 pm
Live YouTube streaming from the Garden of the Righteous in Milan (only in Italian language)

Delivery of the parchments to the honoured Righteous at the Virtual Garden

In compliance with the anti-Covid rules, the ceremony can only be followed in streaming on the Gariwo YouTube page

The Association for the Garden of the Righteous of Milan (made up of the Municipality of Milan, Gariwo and UCEI) organizes the streaming ceremony for the delivery of the parchments dedicated to the eight new Righteous at the Virtual Garden of Milan Monte Stella on March 5 at 3 pm. The Virtual Garden is the space created in 2017 on Gariwo.net to receive reports and testimonies from citizens on forgotten or unknown figures worthy of being remembered.

The parchment delivery ceremony, during which the reasons for the choice of each Righteous will be read - in the presence of a representative -, will take place at the Ulianova Radice Amphitheatre of the Garden of the Righteous after the institutional greetings of the representatives of the Association for the Garden of the Righteous in Milan. There will be Lamberto Bertolé, president of the Milan City Council, Giorgio Mortara, UCEi vice president, Pietro Kuciukian, Honorary Consul of Armenia in Italy. The ceremony will also see the intervention of Senator Liliana Segre, who has proposed one of the nominations of the Honoured Righteous.

They will therefore be honoured Eugenio Damiani, Alessandro Cofini, Giorgio Paglia and Maria Lucia Vandone, Maria Mascaretti, the Sopianac family, Erich Eder, Maurizio Lazzaro de’ Castiglioni and Susanna Aimo.

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5 March, 2021 h 3 pm.Live streaming on Gariwo Youtube page from the Garden of the Righteous
Day of the Righteous of the humanity in Milan

March 5, 2021, 9.30 am
Garden of the Righteous Worldwide, Monte Stella - Milan
Honoured five new Righteous

In compliance with anti-Covid rules, the ceremony will be exclusively live streaming on YouTube in Italian and will see the participation of representatives of the Association for the Garden of the Righteous of Milan and of the new honoured Righteous

The ceremony will open at 9.30 am at the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide of Milan with the institutional greetings of the representatives of the Association for the Garden of the Righteous of Milan, composed of Gariwo, the Municipality of Milan and the Union of Italian Jewish Communities. The mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, the president of Gariwo Gabriele Nissim, the UCEI vice president Giorgio Mortara will have their speech. 

Following, the plaques dedicated to the 5 new Righteous Dag Hammarskjöld, Carlo Urbani, Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be discovered. Carlo Urbani's son, Luca Urbani, will be live from the Garden of the Righteous. We will then also have in connection the grandson of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Paul Spera, and the Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Henrik Hammargren. Honoured Righteous Liu Xia will participate with a video message that will also be commented by Giulia Pompili, journalist of Il Foglio, expert on China.

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5 March 2021, h 9:30 am.Live streaming on Gariwo Youtube page from the Garden of the Righteous
Meetings on democracy for the Day of the Righteous of the humanity

The Risorse e Futuro Association organizes with the patronage of Gariwo, together with Meriodionalisti Democratici and Comunità Solidale - on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous of the humanity - a cycle of meetings Dialogues on Democracy, not to forget how many, in the past and in the present, they have worked for human rights, against discrimination and totalitarianism.

Greetings from the President of Meriodionalisti Democratici Domenico Capobianco, and from the President of the Risorse e Futuro Association Andrea della Selva. Lucio Romano, President of Solidarity Community, will introduce the event.

The President Gariwo Gabriele Nissim and the Coordinator of the National Office against Racial Discrimination of the Prime Minister Luigi Manconi will speak. Moderated by Adele D'Angelo, coordinator of Solidarity Community.

In compliance with the anti-Covid regulations, the event will be held exclusively in live streaming on the Facebook platform.

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2 March, 2021 h 7:00 PM.Live streaming Facebook http://www.facebook.com/comunitasolidaleaversa
Online Conference "Reflection on the Righteous of the World"

On the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous, the municipality of Padua organizes the online conference "Reflection on the Righteous of the World" for teachers and students of the city's high schools by professor Giuliano Pisani, vicepresident of the scientific committee of the Garden of the Righteous of the World of Padua.

In compliance with anti-Covid regulations, the conference takes place online, on the Zoom platform, on Friday 5 March at 11:00.

5 March, 2021 h 11:00 am.Live streaming Zoom
Ceremony in remembrance of Chico Mendes and Rachel Carson

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, as part of the "Seminiamo Speranze" initiative of the Comprehensive Institute of Opera, on March 6, 2021 a restricted ceremony will be held with the authorities of the Municipality of Opera and the school representants for the planting of two tree in honour of the Righteous Chico Mendes and Rachel Carson

The event will be streamed on the YouTube channel of the Comprehensive Institute and the Municipality.

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6th March 2021 h 10:45 am.Opera (Milano)
Inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous of Abano Terme

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, the inauguration of a new Garden of the Righteous will be held in Abano Terme (Padua, Italy). The righteous Hammo Spero and Franz Van der Lugt will be honored. 

The cerimonia will take place in compliance with anti-Covid law. 

6 March 2021 h 11:00 am. Abano Terme
Planting of a tree in honor of the Righteous of Sport in the Garden of the Righteous of Calvisano

The Committee for the Garden of the Righteous of Calvisano (BS) - on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous - organizes a ceremony at the Garden of the Righteous of Calvisano in Via S. Michele (Brescia,Italy). 

A tree will be planted in honor of the Righteous of Sport: GINO BARTALI, EMIL ZÁTOPEK, VERA CÁSLAVSKÁ, YUSRA MARDINI.

The ceremony will take place in compliance with ant-Covid regulations. 

The event will be visible in live streaming on the YouTube channel of Ideando - Calvisano. 

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6 March 2021 h 10:30 am. Calvisano, Via Brescia (Lombardia)
Ceremony in the Garden of the Righteous of Iqbal Masih park (VC)

On 5 March in Vercelli - on the occasion of the Day Righteous - a ceremony will take place at the Garden of the Righteous in the Iqbal Masih park. A tree will be planted in honor of Jan Palace, a young protagonist of the Prague spring. 

In compliance with the anti Covid rules and in compliance with school protocols, the authorities and one or two classes only will partecipate. 

5 March 2021 h11:30 am.Vercelli, Corso Guglielmo Marconi (Piemonte)
Videoconference "The Righteous meet the students of Vercelli"

Thursday 4 March at 9:00 am. - on the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous - the teachers of the high schools of Vercelli (Italy) organized a videoconference for the students. It will be a formative opportunity on the theme of the Righteous: Jan Palace will be honored. 

Francesco Cataluccio from Gariwo will be partecipate in the meeting. 

4 March 2021 h 9:00 amVercelli
European Day of the Righteous in Desenzano

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, on 6 March 2021, six women exemplary figures of peace will be remembered in the Forest of Remembrance (Bosco della Memoria) located in the Park of Desenzano (Brescia).

6 March 2021 h 10:00Desenzano del Garda, Via Giotto 96 (Brescia)
Inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous of Casaloldo

The Municipality of Casaloldo inaugurates the Garden of the Righteous of Casaloldo. Four trees will be planted, each for the four chosen by the citizens of Casaloldo on the basic of a popular referendum on municipal social networks. The choice was among 25 Righteous selected from all ages, ethnicities, religious belief and political ideas. 

The event will be attended by all the students of the Comprehensive Institute of Ceresara and the Mayors of the 4 Municipalities of the IC. 

The ceremony will take place in compliance with anti-Covid law. 

6 marzo ore 10Casaloldo, via Calvino (Mantova)
Two Gardens dedicated to Irena Sendler in Buttigliera Alta
  • On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous two gardens will be dedicate to Irena Sendler in Buttigliera Alta. The first Buttigliera Alta Garden dedicated to Irena Sendler will insist in the garden in front of the Town Hall and the second Buttigliera Alta Garden will insist in the garden of the Buttigliera Alta-Ferriera school complex. 
6 marzo 2020Buttigliera Alta (TO)
Inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous dedicated to Giorgio Perlasca

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, the municipal administration of Rosta (Turin, Italy) and local Comprehensive Institute inaugurate a Garden of the Righteous dedicated of Righteous Giorgio Perlasca. 

The event will be start at 9 am and it will be held in the external area of the school. 

The ceremony will take place in compliance with anti-Covid rules. 

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5 March 2021, h 9:30 am.Rosta, Via Bastone 42 (TO)
Training Project "When a teacher can change the world"

The Comprehensive Institute "Rita Levi-Montalcini" of Noceto (PR) - on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous - organizes a training project for students. The aim of the project is to enhance the contribution offered by some teachers to the construction of a world of peace and freedom, during the Second World War. 

The honored figures will be: Joseph Migneret, Amato Billour, Giuseppe Caronia, Lina Leoni Crippa, Andrée Geulen, Elisabeth Abegg. 

6 Marzo 2021 h11:00Noceto, Via Passo Vuole,6 (Emilia Romagna)
Constitution of the Association "Vicofaro porto aperto" Onlus

The Onlus Association "Vicofaro porto aperto" was born in the province of Pistoia, near the Church of Vicofaro. 

The association places at the center of the activities it promotes, the person of the migrant according to the principles of the Constitution in a non- welfare perspective, but of emancipating equality. 

4 March 2021 h 18:00 pmPistoia, Via S. Maria Maggiore 71 (Toscana)
A plaque and a recognition in honor of Douglas Meritei and Sonyanga Ole Ng’ais: two men who respect women

The Equal Opportunities Commission of the Municipality of Massarosa (LU) in collaboration with the Department of Equal Opportunities, has decided to dedicated the Day of the Righteous to Doulglas MeriteiSonyanga Ole Ng’ais: two men who respect women. 

A plaque and a recognition will be dedicated to two men who engaged in fight against female mutilazioni and in all types of violence against the women. 

In a compliance with anti-Covid law, the ceremony will be held on March 6 in the Arcobaleno Park ( faction of Pano di Conca of the Municipality of Massarosa). 

6 Marco 2021 h12:00 am. Massarosa, Via delle Sezioni LU (Toscana).
Planting of two monumental trees dedicated to Dora Pieruccini and Jacqueline Mukansonera in the Garden of the Righteous in Lucca.

On the occasione of the Day of the Righteous, the Garden of the Righteous of Lucca (Tuscany, Italy) will also be enriched with two new titles: two monumental tress will be planted in honour of Dora Pieruccini e Jacqueline Mukansonera

The ceremony will take place in compliance with anti-Ovid regulations. 

6 March 2021 h 10:00 am. Lucca, Parco delle Mura Urbane - Baluardo San Colombano e Porta Elisa (Toscana)
Inauguration of a space dedicated to 22 Italians Righteous in the garden of the school of Marina di Campo (LI)

The elementary school of Marina di Campo (Elba Island) - on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous - will inaugurate a space in the school garden with commemorative stumbling blocks of 22 Italian Righteous. The stumbling blocks were decorated by the students of class 3A. A carob tree will be placed to guard the blocks. 

During the inauguration, the biographies of the 22 honored Righteous will be read. 

The ceremony will take place in compliance with the anti-Covid rules. 

8 March 2021 h10:30 am. Livorno, Marina di Campo, Via S. Giusti 26 (Toscana)
Planting of five trees in the Garden of the Righteous in Perugia

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous in the Garden of the Righteous of Perugia five trees dedicated to the five Righteous will be plant. 

The ceremony will be broadcast on the channel of the municipal libraries of Perugia. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/b...

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6 Marzo 2021 h 11:00Via monteripido 2, Perugia.
"The Garden of the Righteous" in Aquila (Abruzzo)

For the third edition of the "Garden of the Righteous" the National Boarding School "D.Cotugno" (Abruzzo, Italy) - with the annexed hight schools and the Abruzzese Institute for the History of the Resistance and Contemporary Italy - will dedicated the Day of the Righteous 2021 to Alessandro Cofini, who managed to keep the Nathan family hidden for two months, he did everything to make their stay as easy as possible, allowing them to escape deportation.

The ceremony will take place in compliance with the anti-Covid law.

6 March 2021 L'Aquila, via P. Ficara (Abruzzo)
Planting of a stone tree dedicated to Carlo Urbani and to all health workers of the fight against Covid.

The Municipality of Bussi sul Tirino (PE, Italy) on March 6 - on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous - inaugurates a  stone tree for Carlo Urbani and all health workers at the forefront of the fight against Covid. 

In compliance with the anti-Covid rules, the inauguration will be held in the Forest of the Righteous inside the Sambuco Park (PE). 

6 March 2021 h 11:00 am. Bussi sul Tirino, Pescara ( Abruzzo)
"The Righteous of yesterday and today: a testimony of commitment and responsibility" by ANED (Rome)

The National Association of former deportees to Nazi camps (ANED section of Rome) - on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous - organizes the event called "The Righteous of yesterday and today: a testimony of commitment and responsibility". 

Introduced by Antonella Maucioni of ANED section of Rome. 

Speakers: Gabriele Nissim President of Gariwo, Michele Carpinetti Nazionale Director of Filcams CGIL, Vito Fiorino Righteous of Gariwo and director Luca Gianfrancesco

The event will be visibile online on the ANED Facebook page, Rome.

https://www.facebook.com/ANED-...

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9 March 2021 h 11:15 am.Roma, Via S. Francesco di Sale 5 (Lazio)
Day of the Righteous in Rome

The Day of the Righteous in Rome is in Rome, too. The ceremony (online) will be on 19 March at 12.00, with 5 new trees of the Garden of Villa Pamphili dedicated to Raphael Lemkin, the guys of the White Rose, father Giovanni Gregorini, Elena Di Porto, Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo.

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19 March 2021, 12.00Rome
A new tree in the Garden of Passoscuro

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, on March 5, 2021, on the initiative of the Fregene Comprehensive Institute of Passoscuro, a laurel dedicated to Antonio Cederna will be planted in the Garden of the Righteous of the school of Passoscuro (Fiumicino). 

5 March 2021Garden of the Righteous of the School of Passoscuro (Fiumicino)
Planting of an olive tree in honor of Mons. Giuseppe Maria Palatucci


On 6 March at 11:00 am in the Museum "Centro Studi Giovanni Palatucci" (SA) - on the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous - an olive tree will be planted on memory of Mons. Palatucci. He was awarded the Gold Medal of Civil Merit for having assisted with love and by every means the "country inmates" during the Second World War. 

The ceremony will take place in compliance with anti-Covid regulations. 

6 Marzo 2021 h 11:00Campagna, Via S. Bartolomeo 180 SA (Campania)
A hypothetical dialogue between doctors exhausted by the Covid emergency.

The students of the Erodoto Comprehensive Institute in Cosenza (Italy), caught in a dialogue written and interpreted by them, the physical and moral effort that many doctors face to fight Covid. 

The meeting will be held on 5 March at 12:00 am. 

5 marzo 202 h12:30Corigliano, Via S. Cosma E Damiano 6 ( Calabria)
"Day of the Righteous" dedicated to all health workers on the front line against Covid

The students of the Erodoto Comprehensive Institute will remember the Giusto Carlo Urbani and will dedicated the Day of the Righteous to all health workers on the front line against Covid. 

The ceremony will take place in compliance with anti-Covid law and school protocols.

5 March 2021 h:12:00 amCorigliano Calabro, Via S. Cosma E Damiano, 6 (Calabria)
Online conference "The Memory of the Good - Homage to Righteous Women of humanity"

The Laboratory Theater Alkestis CRS, Circus Calumèt art company, together with Gariwo and the Sardinian Memorial Cultural Association of the Shoah - on the occasion of the European Day of the Righteous, organizes the online meeting "The Memory of Humanity - homage to Righteous Women of humanity", in memory of Moshe Bejski. 

The event intends to celebrate female figures, Righteous among nations and Righteous for humanuty and for this reason the date of 8 March was symbolically chosen. 

Introduced by Dr. Alessandro Matta. 

Prof. Carlo Sala and prof.ssa Anna Foa will be partecipate in the meeting. 

The meeting will end with the screening of the video of the theatrical short film "Looking for Antigone"

The meetings, which will host a maximum of 100 participants, will take place at 9:00 PM on Zoom. It can be accessed by clicking on the following link.

https://zoom.us/j/96922065933?pwd=eXY4cjdtUS9kY09ZODh1TjdXeUtLUT0

(ID: 96922065933 - Passcode: 607040)

For information: 070 306392; info@teatroalkestis.it; www.teatroalkestis.it

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8 March 2021 h21:00 PMCagliari, Via Antiocu Loro 31 (Sardegna)
Webinar dedicate of the Righteous Giorgio Perlasca

On the occasion of the day of the Righteous, the comprehensive institute Enzo Drago of Messina (Italy) organizes a remote meetings for the students of the school with Franco Perlasca, Righteous Giorgio Perlasca's son. 

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6 Marzo 2021 h 10:00Messina, Via Catania 103 (ME)
Two plaques in memory of Don Vincenzo Source and Gino Cirrincione

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous the Therapeutic Community of Sant'Onofrio (Trabia, PA) will dedicate two plaques to Do Vincenzo Sorce and Gino Cirrincione, they were two men who dedicated their lives to the recovery of young drug addicts.

The ceremony will tale place in compliance with the anti-Covid rules. 

5 March 2021 h11:00 am. Trabia, Contrada Sant'Onofrio (Palermo)

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