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Garden of Florence

European Day of the Righteous all over Italy

This year, too, European Day of the Righteous witnessed the participation of dozens Italian towns, which have sought to remember the deeds of those who have opposed genocide and persecutions.

6 March in Italy

The celebrations of European Day of the Righteous saw the participation of numerous Italian towns, which, through meetings, conferences, shows, documentaries, books and planting of new Gardens, have paid tribute to all those who have fought and still fight against genocide and to defend human dignity.

Garden of Florence


In 2003 the city of Florence approved the creation of a Garden of the Righteous in near the Orti del Parnaso. A big carob tree was planted in honour of Chico Mendes, the Brazilian unionist who was killed because of his dedication to the Indios of Amazonia.

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