Those who believe in good make nature more beautiful

Those who believe in good make nature more beautiful

by Gabriele Nissim

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

The Rigtheous for Europe and Africa at Monte Stella hill

the ceremony in Milan

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 new Righteous for Monte Stella hill chosen

They will be honored on the Day of the Righteous 2019

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

Day of the Righteous in Milan

All the events with Gariwo

“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

The Righteous of Hospitality at Monte Stella

In the annual ceremony to mark Day of the Righteous

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.

I saw my son in each of them

I saw my son in each of them

by Costantino Baratta

"Our greatest wish would be to get to Sweden one day to go and see them. Our fiercest regret is instead not to have gone out earlier that morning, as we usually did, at about 6, not 7. We would have saved twice as many…"

What can you do? Help, in any possible way and at any price.

What can you do? Help, in any possible way and at any price.

by Daphne Vloumidi

I will tell you the truth. What gave me the strength not to stop helping were not my faith or my dream of a better world, but the real daily needs of all the thousands of people who arrived every day on our island, not on holiday but to seek rescue from the death that was threatening them at their door front.

The Righteous of Hospitality at Monte Stella

The Righteous of Hospitality at Monte Stella

for the first Day of the Righteous of the Humanity

On March 14, 2018, at 10.30 am, four new Righteous will be honoured at the Garden of Monte Stella in Milan - Ho Feng Shan, Hammo Shero, Costantino Baratta and Daphne Vloumidi - in the presence of the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, the Director of Gariwo Ulianova Radice and of the honoured Righteous or their representatives.

The Chief of Sindjar, a Righteous for the Armenians

The Chief of Sindjar, a Righteous for the Armenians

by Pietro Kuciukian

An excerpt from the book I disobbedienti (Guerini e Associati) by Pietro Kuciukian, Honorary Consul of Armenia to Italy and co-founder of Gariwo, about the figure of Hammo Shero, the Yazidi chief who sheltered the Armenian refugees during the genocide of 1915-16.

New Righteous to be celebrated on Monte Stella Hill Chosen

New Righteous to be celebrated on Monte Stella Hill Chosen

they will be honoured on 6 March 2018, for European Day of the Righteous

The Associazione Giardino dei Giusti di Milano has chosen the theme and the Righteous to be celebrated in the ceremony of European Day of the Righteous 2018: “The Righteous of hospitality. Beyond boundaries to pull down the walls”. The figures who will be honoured on next 6 March are Ho Feng Shan, Shero Hammo, Costantino Baratta and Daphne Troumpounis.

The Righteous of the dialogue at Monte Stella hill

The Righteous of the dialogue at Monte Stella hill

for the European Day of the Righteous

The celebrations for the European Day of the Righteous 2017 ended with the ceremony at the Monte Stella Hill, dedicated to the Righteous of the dialogue Raif Badawi, Hamadi ben Abdesslem, Lassana Bathily, Etty Hillesum and Pinar Selek. Main moment during the initiatives, the meeting with Hamadi and the tourists he rescued at Bardo Museum.

An intense wait that lasted for two years...

An intense wait that lasted for two years...

by Hamadi Ben Abdesslem

I do not know from where to start and I frankly do not find the appropriate words to descrive what I am living today, a day I had longed for for two years. It was a very strong wish of mine, this longing for a meeting, which was rather, a reunion. My emotion is srong after what we have experienced. By Hamadi ben Abdesslem

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