Gariwo, Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide - no-profit

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Set up in 2001 at the initiative of historian and author Gabriele Nissim to heighten awareness and understanding of the Righteous. Founding members include Pietro Kuciukian, president of the International Committee of the Righteous for the Armenians. In 2003 the Committee, along with the Union of Italian Jewish Communities and the Milan City Council, created the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide which honours the men and women who have helped the victims of persecution, defended human rights wherever they have been trampled on, safeguarded the dignity of Man against all attempts to crush his free and conscious identity and testified to truth.

Every year the Committee organizes tree-dedicating ceremonies in the Milan Garden and international conferences for schools as well as promoting the European Wefor project (Web European Forest Righteous).


Multimedia productions set up to present characters, stories, places, events which marked the history of Europe and its neighbouring regions. 
Interviews, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, trailers.


Original documents reproduced for reference.
Autograph sources, diaries, dedications, pictures, title pages, period articles, messages, phonograms, governmental, military and administrative clearances and orders, other archival exhibits.

Wefor is our Website dedicated to the figures of moral resistance against totalitarianism. The virtual Gardens of Europe’s 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.