The Virtual Garden of Thessaloniki
Web European Forest (of the) Righteous. The Righteous against all forms of totalitarianism. European identity and conscience on the Web has been chosen to represent the excellence among the projects funded by the European Community, that gathered them in a publication. We are at page 62. Among the hundreds titles that have been presented over the recent years, only 5, from different countries, have been picked for "action 4", regarding the remembrance of totalitarianism.
The project, which was realised by Gariwo in 2009/2010, has entailed the development of an interactive Website displaying the "virtual Gardens" of some European towns, to honour the memory of the Righteous as figures of moral resistance; and it makes available to users, teachers and pupils, a wide range of teaching material and documents providing further insights for historical, philosophical and humanistic research on the characters who have saved the honour of Europe in the dark times of the Twentieth century.
WeFor was presented at the Fondazione Corriere della Sera in September 2010 in the presence of outstanding personalities of European culture and journalism. During the meeting Gabriele Nissim and Marek Halter launched the idea of a European Day dedicated to the Righteous and two years later the Strasbourg Parliament set up this Day. thanks to the call launched by Gariwo and its commitment to involved the Members of the European Parliament.
The date has been set for 6 March, which is the anniversary of the death of Moshe Bejski, the passionate supporter of the Garden of the Righteous in Jerusalem.