Jewish, Armenian and Rwandan organisations mark the first European Day for the Commemoration of the Righteous
CEJI, AGBU, EUJS and IBUKA enthusiastically welcome the first European Day for the Commemoration of the Righteous, on March 6, 2013. The Righteous are those people who chose humanity over hatred. They put their lives at risk to save those people who were targeted by mass murder and genocide, and thus they “interrupted, by their unexpected action, the chain of evil”.
On May 10, 2012, the European Parliament adopted a declaration instituting March 6 as the “European Day of Remembrance of the Righteous”, in order to “commemorate those who challenged crimes against humanity and totalitarianism, with individual responsibility”