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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 Memory of the Polish Righteous

We started our cooperation with Gariwo to bring to the European Parliament the proposal to establish European Day of the Righteous. On 6 March 2013 the Honorary Committee of the History Meeting House was founded, which over time changed its name into Committee for the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw. By Piotr Jacubowski


Lukasz Urban, the Righteous man from Berlin

Lukasz Urban tried until the end to stop the assailant who seized him and hijacked his truck in Berlin. He died at age 37, leaving a wife and a 17-year old son. He is an example of Righteousness, a Righteous who became such by chance. 


​New Righteous in the Garden of Warsaw

Annalia Guglielmi, in-depth connoisseur and direct witness to Polish history, tells about the ceremony for the Righteous held on 27 April in Warsaw. The joy to celebrate the moral opponents to totalitarianism and genocide worldwide melted with the sorrow for the passing away of a Righteous Among the Nations, a great civil figure for Poland and the world.


A Garden to celebrate personal responsibility

Seizing the occasion of the inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous in Warsaw on 5 June 2014, we discussed the creation and importance of this project with Piotr Jakubowski, director of the House of History Meetings in Warsaw.


The value of a Garden of the Righteous in Warsaw

Editorial by Zbigniew Gluza, President of the Committee for the Garden of the Righteous in Warsaw and President of the “Karta” foundation

By universalizing the idea of Righteousness in the whole territory of the European Union, the EU Parliament sought to stress those values that can provide common ground to all human beings who, though belonging to different nations,


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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