Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous GariwoNetwork

Versione italiana | Search in site:

Gardens

Four new "Masters of humanity"

About 800 students, like every year, have coloured the ledge of Monte Stella hill that hosts the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide. They carry banners, placards and messages for the Righteous. “You are our teachers of Humanity”, you read on one of these placards.


Those who believe in good make nature more beautiful

Let’s say the truth. If today Monte Stella has become for the new generations a place of memory we owe it mainly to the Garden of the Righteous of all the World, opened in 2003 by the then major of Milan Gabriele Albertini.


The 2019 Righteous for the Virtual Garden

The Monte Stella hill Virtual Garden is enriched with new figures. Adélaïde Hautval, Andrea Angeli, Maria Bertolini Fioroni, Don Nino Frisia, Gherard Kurzbach, Guido Ucelli and Carla Tosi Ucelli, Ludwig "Luz" Long, Mons. JP Carroll Abbing, Giandomenico Picco, Sister Leonella Sgorbati will be honoured.


The Rigtheous for Europe and Africa at Monte Stella hill

On March 14th, on the occasion of the Day of the Righteous, Istvan Bibo, Simone Veil, Wangari Maathai and Denis Mukwege will be honoured at the Garden of Milan. The theme chosen by the Association for the Garden of the Righteous is "Humanity at a crossroads. Europe and Africa between indifference and responsibility".


The new Righteous for Monte Stella hill chosen

The Association for the Garden of the Righteous of Milan, composed by Milan City Hall, Gariwo and UCEI, has chosen the theme and the figures for the ceremony of the next Day of the Righteous: "The Human Kind at a crossroads. Europe and Africa between indifference and responsibility”. That's why, we will honor four new figures: Istvan Bibo, Simone Veil, Wangari Maathai and Denis Mukwege. The Committee also approved the nominations received by the Association for the Virtual Garden of Monte Stella hill.


In Stockholm, a tree for Harald Edelstam

On Monday 24 September, in the seat of the Italian Embassy to Stockholm, a tree and a plaque have been placed in memory of Harald Edelstam, the Swedish diplomat who helped the politically persecuted in Pinochet's Chile.


The Gardens of the Righteous

worldwide

The Gardens of the Righteous are the remembrance places dedicated to those who have opposed human rights violations of recent history, marked by the widespread use of genocidal practises.

After the Garden of the Righteous in Yad Vashem, inside the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, more gardens have been created all over the world, like in Yerevan besides the Museum of the Armenian Genocide, in Milan, Sarajevo, in Poland, in the United States.

The trees symbolize life and invite us to defend it against the heralds of death; the example of the Righteous becomes a  warning for our conscience and proves that even under extreme circumstances people can choose not to remain indifferent.

This is why the Gardens of the Righteous are the educational memory of the newer generations, the protagonists of tomorrow's world, to whom they offer not only a warning, but also a workable alternative and a message of hope.

The gardens of the Righteous

 

Multimedia

Remembering Fridtjof Nansen

Interview to Norway Ambassador H.E. Bjørn Grydeland

Featured story

​Mehmet Gelal Bey

the vali of Aleppo who opposed the Armenian genocide