We publish the Call by Yolande Mukagasana, witness to truth honored in the Milan Garden of the Righteous, to stop genocide in Central Africa. You might disagree on her judgement about the Roman Catholic Church, as the Pope has condemned violence in the CAR, but it is important to acknowledge the suffering of genocide survivors in the face of new humanitarian tragedies.
Our envoy in Poland Annalia Guglielmi announced the wonderful result of her cooperation with prominent figures of politics and culture in Warsaw: on second annual European Day of the Righteous the creation of the Garden of the Righteous of the Polish capital is to be announced. Inauguration will take place on next 5 June.
Since 1944 Giorgio Perlasca, posing as the Spanish consul in Budapest and distributing false documents, managed to save more than 5 thousand Hungarian Jews from deportation. We asked Franco Perlasca, son of George, to tell how his father's legacy is remembered today.
Gariwo interviewed Patrizia Di Luca, head of the Emigrant Museum in San Marino, about the celebration that the ancient and virtuous Republic will hold on 1 April to celebrate European Day of the Righteous.
What does "keeping memory alive" really mean? What is the importance to honor the rescuers on the European Day of the Righteous? What is the universal value of the experiences of the Righteous in the Holocaust? Interview with Roberto Jarach, Vicepresident of UCEI and Deputy chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Milan.
An interview with the head of Gariwo Sarajevo, Svetlana Broz, in which she speaks about what the European Day of the Righteous means to her and how Gariwo Sarajevo will celebrate.
A non-profit organization in the service of memory, chaired by the writer Gabriele Nissim. Gariwo was set up in Milan (Italy) in 2001 as a non-profit NGO to deepen the knowledge and raise awareness about the figures of the Righteous.
The Sake of the Good in the European Day of the Righteous
Our country, even with all the contradictions it lives with in this difficult moment, has managed to obtain from the European Parliament a recurrence of extraordinary moral value: the European Day of the Righteous. For the first time the concept of Good, understood as a secular value, has entered into the public discourse. A few hours ago in Rome, in the Parliament, and in many cities of Italy, and of Europe, and of the rest of the world, like Warsaw, Prague, Sarajevo, Kigali in Rwanda, the sixth of March will be celebrated, the second European Day of the Righteous, on the date that remembers the disappearance of Moshe Bejski, the architect of the avenue of the Righteous of Jerusalem.
By the Wefor project, Gariwo has aimed at proposing the educational pathways through the virtual Gardens of Europe's Righteous. The Wefor project has been approved by the European Community.