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The Day of the Righteous around Europe

from France to San Marino, passing through Central Europe

The new Museum of Polish Jews (photo by Carolina Figini, 2013)

The new Museum of Polish Jews (photo by Carolina Figini, 2013)

In addition to Milan, where the Day of the Righteous in Europe was mobilized with the Dutch coach of AC Milan, Clarence Seedorf,  March 6th was also celebrated in Périgueux, Prague and Warsaw. In the Polish capital there was a big concert in honor of the Righteous at the new Museum of Polish Jews at the center of the district where the ghetto once stood. We are pleased to present the exclusive photo gallery of this important event, which promises to be the historic inauguration of the Polish Garden of the Righteous, June 5th.

In Prague, Andreas Pieralli inaugurated Gariwo-Czech Republic, with a conference and a concert (guest of honor Maestro Gaetano Liguori) at the Italian Institute of Culture. It was attended by Chief Rabbi of Prague and the journalist Machacek, among others, who explored the theme of the Righteous, respectively, in the Jewish tradition and that of being "Righteous," by Vaclav Havel.

In France in Périgueux, the public was able to attend the screening of the film Le dernier des Injustes, the most recent work of filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, who in 1985 proposed to the world a reflection image on the present and the past of so-called "places of memory, "and discuss the film with Hellen Kaufmann association, AJPN, and many other French and international operators of Remembrance.

14 March 2014

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The European Day of the Righteous at Prague

With Andreas Pieralli, the Head Rabbi of Prague and Maestro Gaetano Liguori

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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.

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