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Day of the Righteous 2020 in Milan

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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:

3 March, at 11.30 a.m. (postponed)

University of Milan - Via Festa del Perdono 7
Inauguration of the exhibition on Pietro Martinetti and the teachers expelled from the University for not joining fascism.

Gabriele Nissim, president of Gariwo, the Gardens of the Righteous


Amedeo Vigorelliprofessor of moral philosophy at the University of Milan
Anna Foahistorian, former professor at the La Sapienza University of Rome

5 March, at 10.00 a.m. (postponed)

Aula Magna University of Milan Bicocca - Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1

Civil dialogue - Being Righteous for the environment 
Talk about climate change on the Day of the Righteous for the humanity

On the occasion of the Day of the Righteous of the humanity, starting from a scientific study of the environmental theme, presentation of the Charter of environmental responsibilities and the figures of the Righteous for the environment such as Wallace Broecker, chosen to be honored at the Garden of Monte Stella. The event is part of the Civil Week review.


Giovanna Iannantuoni, rector of the Bicocca University
Gabriele Nissim, president of Gariwo, the Gardens of the Righteous
Lecturers of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Milano Bicocca University LifeGate (tbc) 

8 March, at 10 a.m. 
Sinagoga centrale - Via Guastalla 19

Le donne e la Shoah. Lo straordinario salvataggio di Rosenstrasse

In February 1943, around 2,000 Jews were incarcerated in a facility on Rosenstrasse as part of the final roundup of Berlin Jews. Since then, hundreds of women gathered in that street to protest, and managed to free all prisoners.

Milo Hasbani, president of the Jewish Community of Milan
Gadi SchoenheitCouncilor for Culture of the Jewish Community of Milan
Gabriele Nissimpresident of Gariwo, the Gardens of the Righteous

Rita Kuhnsurvived the deportation thanks to her mother, one of the women of Rosenstrasse
Nathan StoltzfusProfessor of History at Florida State University

8 March, at 4 p.m. (postponed)

Fa’ la cosa giusta - Fieramilanocity, Spazio Comune di Milano 
The moral legacy of Hevrin Khalaf. Meeting with the family of the Kurdish activist who fought for democracy, the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the emancipation of women in Syria.

Hamid KhalafHevrin's brother 

The initiatives start the official celebrations of the Day of the Righteous in Milan, which will take place on 9 and 10 March with the following events:

9 March, at 9 p.m.
Teatro Dal Verme - 
Via S. Giovanni sul Muro
Concert for the Righteous with the Virtuosi of the Teatro alla Scala. 
More information on how to participate will be available shortly

10 March, at 10.30 a.m. 
Garden of the Righteous Worldwide of Milan 
Plaques dedication ceremony for the new Righteous. 

10 March, at 3 p.m.
Sala Alessi, Palazzo Marino - 
Piazza della Scala, 2
Delivery of parchments for the honored Righteous in the Virtual Garden.

For more information: 

11 February 2020

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The European Day of Righteous

The value of individuals and personal responsibility

On May 10, the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted the Written Declaration establishing March 6th as European Day in memory of the Righteous.
The concept of Righteous, born from the elaboration of the Yad Vashem Memorial to remember the non-Jews who rescued the Jews, becomes the patrimony of all humanity.
The term "Righteous" is no longer confined to the Holocaust only; it becomes a point of reference for those who remember the genocide and totalitarianism in all their efforts to defend human dignity.

The significance of this decision is reminiscent of one of the cornerstones of European culture: the value of the individual and personal responsibility.


Interview to Ivan Havel, Vaclav Havel's brother

recorded at the EU Day of the Righteous held in Milan on 6 March

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