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Tel-Aviv Embassy Returns Citizenship to 6 Holocaust Survivors

A ceremony at the Greek embassy in Tel-Aviv on Tuesday witnessed a naturalisation ceremony for six Holocaust survivors who were born and raised in Greece up until WWII.

In brief remarks after an emotional oath-taking ceremony, Greek ambassador to Israel Kyriakos Loukakis expressed his satisfaction over the adoption and implementation of recent legislation reinstating citizenship to members of the Jewish community lost through the latter’s emigration. He also emphasised the significant role of the Greek-Jewish community as a bridge between Greece and Israel.

Another 160 requests for the reinstatement of citizenship to Greek Jews that emigrated from the country in the wake of the war are pending, according to the Greek envoy, who expressed his optimism that they will soon be fulfilled.

On his part, the chairman of the Association of Survivors of Concentration Camps of Greek Origin living in Israel, Moshe Haelion, thanked the Greek government for the initiative as well as the diplomatic staff for their work towards fulfilling the long-standing demand by the Greek-Jewish community.


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