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“Adopt a Righteous” on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

Gariwo’s event with the students from Milan

The event's poster

The event's poster

Thursday 22 January, Centro dei Congressi Auditorium via Corridoni 16, Milan

“Adopt a Righteous” is the call launched by Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 through an event whose protagonists are the students of the high and middle schools of Milan and the province. The meeting “Adopting a Righteous”. A force for our future, held in collaboration with Milan’s Città metropolitana, belongs to the teaching project of Gariwo to make young people aware of the values of solidarity, participation, personal responsibility, and make them sensitive repositories of the memory of Good.

Thursday 22 January, from 9 to 12.30 at Centro dei Congressi Auditorium of Via Corridoni 16 in MIlan, the students of ten Lombard schools will stage a show with musical intermezzos and readings drawing inspiration from the historic and human events in the lives of Claire Ly, Sophie Scholl, Dimitar Peshev, Primo Levi, Armin Wegner, Pietro Kuciukian, Father Giovanni Barbareschi, Irena Sendler, Johannes Lepsius, Anna Politkovskaja, Fernanda Wittgens, Svetlana Broz, Giacomo Gorrini. At the end of the show, the actor and tv anchorman of Armenian descent Paolo Kessisoglu, Gariwo chairman Gabriele Nissim and the honorary consul of the Armenian republic to Italy Pietro Kuciukian will discuss with the young people in the audience and bear their own testimonies.

This meeting belongs to the teaching pathway undertaken in autumn by the classes that were asked to “adopt” an exemplary figure and take part in the guided tours to the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide of Milan. The project will reach its height with the ceremony of dedication of the new trees at the Garden of the Righteous on Monte Stella Hill on 6 March, on European Day of the Righteous.

With the event of 22 January, Gariwo launches its campaign “Adopt a Righteous” and invites all Italian schools to remember these exemplary figures by making a significant gesture.

Free admission upon booking to be made by calling number 02/36707648 or writing an e-mail to

19 January 2015

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the genocide of Jews

In the framework of second world war (1939-1945) Europe witnessed the genocide of the Jewish people (1941-1945). The “final solution“, the extermination of six million Jews, was planned by Hitler who had come on power in Germany in 1933. Since the publication of Mein Kampf, Hitler had planned the nationalsocialist revolution based on a racist ideology.
In the memory of the Jewish people and in the verdict that closed the works of the International Military Court, 6,000,000 victims of the extermination are estimated. As a matter of facts, the most reliable scholars including Raul Hilberg estimate about 5,200,000 victims.

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