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Garden of Milan (Monte Stella)

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 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.

Day of the Righteous in Milan

“The stories of the Righteous – i.e. of brave women and men, who have run huge personal risks to save human lives from the persecution at the hands of bloody regimes, oppressive apparatuses, totalitarian ideologies – are a living memory, and will keep on being lofty civil and human examples, which we all shall draw inspiration from." said Italy's President Sergio Mattarella in his message to Gariwo. It is precisely with this spirit that, also this year, Gariwo cooperated with the Milanese institutions, associations and schools to mark the Day of the Righteous with several different events.

The Righteous Of Hospitality at Monte Stella

This year the honoured Righteous have been Costantino Baratta, Daphne Vloumidi, Ho Feng Shan and Hammo Shero. Theirs are tales of people who have not turned a blind eye, but instead have acted, setting into motion their own gifts and abilities, trying to save lives. The ceremony recounted.

The Garden of the Righteous in Milan (Monte Stella)

against all occurrences of genocide

On January 24 2003, in an area of the Monte Stella hill park in Milan, we inaugurated the Garden of the Righteous worldwide, run by an association set up on purpose by the Milan City Hall together with the Union of the Italian Jewish Communities and the Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee-Gariwo.
Over the years we have honoured exemplary figures of moral resistance from Rwanda, Latin America, Bosnia, the European countries torn by Nazi and Communist regimes, from Tunisia, Russia, and Iran.

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