International Committee of the Righteous for the Armenians “Memory is the future”

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The International Committee Righteous for the Armenians “Memory is the future” was set up in 1995 by Pietro Kuciukian – the son of a 1915 genocide survivor – to pay tribute to all the non-Armenians that helped and supported the Armenians before, during and after the genocide. These non-Armenians witnessed the tragic events of 1915-1923 and their testimony can save the first genocide of the 20th century from oblivion.

The Committee aims to:

1)    research and identify the Righteous for the Armenians

2)    take the ashes or soil from the graves of the Righteous for the Armenians from the various locations with an official ceremony in their countries of origin and lay them to rest in the Tsitserna Wall of Remembrance in Yerevan, in Armenia

3)    build a “Garden of the Righteous” (a tree for every “Righteous” person) at Tsitsernakaberd, in cooperation with the Armenian Tree Project.

4)    establish an award in memory of a “Righteous” figure and assign a post-graduate or degree dissertation scholarship on the subject of a hitherto unknown Righteous figure in cooperation with the Fondazione Stefano Serapian

5)    present a draft bill of the “Righteous for the Armenians project” to the Parliament of the Armenian Republic”.

Members of the Committee include numerous prominent Armenian and Italian cultural figures. The headquarters of the Committee are at the Yerevan Genocide Museum.


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Wefor is our Website dedicated to the figures of moral resistance against totalitarianism. The virtual Gardens of Europes Righteous and the teaching section YouFor are the core of this project realized by Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous. Through the establishment of the European Day of the Righteous by the Brussels Parliament, Wefor has received its highest recognition.