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​The memory of Good and education to responsibility

the international significance of EU Day of the Righteous

The logo of the European Day of the Righteous

The logo of the European Day of the Righteous

3 March 2015 at 6 p.m., Palazzo Cusani, via Brera, 15 - Milan: "The European Day of the Righteous – The Memory of Good and Education to responsibility”

To underline the international significance of the European Day of the Righteous,Gariwo organized with the Consular Corps of Milan and Lombardy a meeting moderated by the editorialist of Corriere della Sera Antonio Ferrari, in the presence of Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Opening remarks by Gen. C.A. Riccardo Marchiò, Commander of the NATO Response Force in Italy, Massimo Baggi, Dean of the Consular Corps of Milan and Lombardy, Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan, Roberto Maroni, President of Lombardy Region and Francesco Paolo Tronca, Prefect of Milan.

Speeches by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman, Ferruccio de Bortoli, director of Corriere della Sera, and Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The meeting is under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and it is sponsored by the Senate of the Republic, by the Chamber of Deputies, Lombardy Region and Milan City Hall.

Admission exclusively upon invitation

19 February 2015

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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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