To walk this path is to be surrounded by symbols of all that is
noblest in humanity. It is an exalted atmosphere.
In Israel a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem,
is approached through an avenue of trees known as the Avenue of
the Righteous Gentiles.
The idea of creating an Avenue of the Righteous in the United States
was conceived in the mid 1980's and by 1987, our Avenue was dedicated on the grounds
of the Civic Center in Evanston, Illinois.
Complete with flowering trees and evergreens, brick paths and benches,
entrance markers and name plaques, this grove pays tribute to heroes
who reside in the Midwestern part of the United States and Canada.
The grove is open to the public, 7 days a week and is located at:
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge Road
For directions to the Civic Center, go to Mapquest
or click here to see a map of the area.
In the words of Elie Wiesel, "the Avenue of the
Righteous here in Illinois must help us to remember and learn. Never
again must the Jews or any people who are in danger feel abandoned.
Remember, it is always possible to help one mother, one child, one
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you know of any Righteous Gentiles who currently reside in the
midwest part of the U.S. and Canada so that we may honor their good