The Gardens are like open books that tell the Righteous’ stories: they are aimed at presenting to the public opinion the examples of those who, putting their life, career and friendship at risk, have been able to preserve human values against unjust laws or the indifference of the society.
They are places of memory, meeting and dialogue. Here it’s possible to organize initiatives for students and citizens, to keep alive the examples of the Righteous all the year round, not only by planting new trees.
Following the example of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, in order to honor the Righteous for all the genocides, in 2003 has been created the Garden of Milan at Monte Stella Park. Every year, a lot of Gardens arise in cities and schools in Italy and all over the world, thanks to municipalities, associations, teachers and ordinary citizens.