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film > INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 2022 | The Judge of the Righteous



film > INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 2022 | The Judge of the Righteous

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco presents the screening of Il Giudice dei Giusti (The Judge of the Righteous), a tv documentary that won 2003 critics prize "Ilaria Alpi," written by Gabriele Nissim and Emanuela Audisio, directed by Enrico Marchese (in Italian with English subtitles).

The documentary is based on the book Il Tribunale del bene (The Tribunal of Good) (2003) written by Gabriele Nissim. It tells the story of Moshe Bejski (1920-2007), a Polish-born Israeli Supreme Court Justice and President of Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations Commission, who after surviving the Holocaust with the help of Oskar Schindler, immigrated to Israel.

Moshe Bejski leaves us a precious heritage. His quest for the Righteous taught us that it is possible to act against the Evil with a simple act of Good also without becoming martyres, so far as one has the moral push to do so; that there are no barriers neither ethnical, nor ideological nor religious when one puts the human being at the centre of one's world of values. It proved that the best way to safeguard the example of the Righteous is that of feeling personally responsible towards them, like they felt responsible towards other human beings. Reaping Moshe Bejski's heritage means working through his path, honoring the Righteous all over the world and every time genocides or other crimes against the humankind are perpetrated.
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Gabriele Nissim, Italian essayist and writer, is the founder and chairman of Gariwo (Garden of the Righteous worldwide) at Monte Stella Hill in Milan, which since 2008 is run by the Association for the Gardens of the Righteous in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan and the Union of Italian Jewish Communities. He has been the key figure in promoting the establishment of a European Day of the Righteous, which was approved by the European Parliament on 10 May 2012. It will take place yearly on 6 March to remember all men and women who have stood up against totalitarianism and genocides.

Emanuela Audisio (Rome, Italy, 65 years old) is an Italian journalist, whose career has been linked to the newspaper La Repubblica; she is the author of three sports-themed books.


Date: Da Thursday, January 27, 2022 a Sunday, January 30, 2022

Time: At 1:00 pm

Organized by : IIC San Francisco

Entrance : Free