The Righteous can also be women and men who decided to speak out against
violence and repression and oppose the majority's behavior when it was driven by
evil. They can also be political and civic leaders who took responsibility in
moments of crisis to change history for the better and were marginalized or imprisoned
because of it.
We have collected some stories thanks to our research and that of our collaborators
and readers: this is a constantly growing list of exemplary stories that we want to
continue to enrich.
In every part of the world, extreme situations of violation of human rights, persecution,
and deprivation of freedom have occurred and still exist. Those who find the courage
to oppose, safeguard their moral integrity, affirm the duty of truth, denounce the
crimes against humanity, and fight to defend the founding values of civil coexistence
can be defined as Righteous.
The Righteous can be activists who dedicate their lives to fighting for human and
civil rights in favor of the weakest. They can also be journalists who defend the
freedom of expression, intellectuals who take a stand against the violations of
freedom of totalitarian regimes, or guardians of culture and the arts even at the
risk of heavy repercussions.