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2021 Ceremony at the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw

On 23 September we gathered in the Warsaw Garden of the Righteous to honour those who received this title in 2021: Hrant Dink, Julia Ilisińska, Emanuel Ringelblum and Liu Xiaobo, as well as those who were given the title in 2020: Karol Modzelewski, Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov and Antonina Wyrzykowska, as the ceremony in their honour did not take place last year due to the pandemic.


New Righteous at the Garden of Warsaw

On 23 September 7 Righteous will be honoured in the Garden of Warsaw, located near the former Jewish Ghetto area. The Garden is  is managed by the Warsaw “House of Encounters with History” in collaboration with the Gariwo Foundation and the “Polin” Museum of the History of Polish Jews.


Warsaw’s Garden of the Righteous: from Polish history to the world

Anna Ziarkowska is a Polish historian, political scientist, and writer. In this interview, she tells us about the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide in Warsaw, its history, symbolic location, activities, and relationship with the Jewish community. Warsaw's Garden embraces a universal celebration of the Righteous, having turned Polish history into a lens to look at the world and connect with unfamiliar others.


New Righteous will be honoured in Warsaw’s Garden

Warsaw’s Garden of the Righteous will dedicate this year’s new trees and memorial stones to three exemplary individuals. The Garden – erected in the district of Wola to honour those who had the courage to stand up against totalitarianism and defend human dignity during genocides - was born in 2014 thanks to the collaboration between Gariwo and Warsaw’s History Meeting House. It was a committee from Warsaw’s History Meeting House to nominate the new Righteous people who will be honoured in the Garden. Here are their names: Stanislav Petrov, Antonina Wyrzykowska, Karol Modzelewski.


New Righteous in the Garden of Warsaw

In March this year we learnt the names of people awarded the title of the Righteous: Arseny Borisovich Roginsky, Ewelina Lipko-Lipczyńska and Raoul Wallenberg. On Thursday, June 27, at noon, they will be honored with a tree and a stone in the Garden of the Righteous in Warsaw.


New Righteous at the Garden of Warsaw

The Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw was set up in 2014 in the district of Wola, in honour of those who had the courage to defend human dignity in the face of genocide and totalitarianism. This year, too, the Garden will dedicate new trees and stones to three Righteous, Raphael Lemkin, Armin Wegner and Adalbert Wojciech Zink, in an official ceremony on 18 June at noon


The Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw

the first one in Poland

On June 5, 2014 the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw was inaugurated, the first one in Poland - a country that experienced the two totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, Nazism and Communism - following the model of the Garden of Monte Stella in Milan. The date was not chosen by chance: it was decided to open the Garden the day after the 25th anniversary of the first semi-free elections in Poland, June 4, 1989, which then led to the fall of communism.

The Garden, located in the Wola district, close to the site of the Ghetto, is the result of the cooperation between Gariwo and the Committee for the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw, created thanks to the efforts of Tadeusz Mazowiecki - former Polish Prime Minister and one of the founders of Solidarnosc - during the celebrations of the first European Day of the Righteous, March 6, 2013.

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