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On March 7, 2022 the Municipality of Rho inaugurated the Garden of the Righteous in a public area of the city. The idea of the Garden was promoted by the following local organizations, Portofranco-Centro di Solidarietà di Rho, Santuario dell'Addolorata-Oblati Rho and ACLI Zona Rhodense, and welcomed by the Council. 

The Mayor of Rho, Andrea Orlandi, held a speech explaining what the Garden symbolizes for the city: according to him, it is fundamental to have a space where to remember people who fought against the evil. He underlines the hope that the Garden represents for future generations in order to prevent bullying, racism, war. Finally, he thanked the President of Gariwo Gabriele Nissim, the co-founder Pietro Kuciukian, honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia, the Councilor Valentino Giro, the Righteous Vito Fiorino, among the first honored, for sharing his personal history.

The first seven Righteous honored are: Etty Hillesum, who refused to hide; Sophie Scholl, against the Nazi Regime; Malala Yousafzai, Nobel for Peace for promoting the right for the education for the women in her country; Armin Wegner, who wrote letters to Hitler in order to stop the genocide of Jewish people in Germany, Giorgio Perlasca, who saved many Jewish in Hungary; Vito Fiorino, who saved drowning migrants in Lampedusa; Gino Bartali, the cyclist who helped saving many Jewish people .

7 March 2022

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Opening Ceremony of the Garden of the Righteous in Rho

On March 7, 2022 the Municipality of Rho inaugurated the Garden of the Righteous