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Greece Commemorates Thessaloniki Jews Murdered in the Holocaust

On Sunday Greece commemorated the first deportations of Greek Jews from Thessaloniki to the Nazi camps where thousands perished during the Holocaust. Holding white balloons...

Greece Marks Departure of First Death Train for Thessaloniki Jews

Greece marks on March 15 the anniversary of the departure in 1943 of the first train from Thessaloniki taking Jews to Auschwitz death camp.

Nazi Butcher of 44,000 Thessaloniki Jews Officially Dead

Wanted for almost 70 years by German and international authorities, Alois Brunner, the Nazi war criminal who sent 44,000 Thessaloniki Jews to death camps,...

Thessaloniki Jews Mark Nazi deportation

In a somber ceremony commemorating a dark day in Greek history, Jewish residents of Thessaloniki gathered on March 16 to note the 70th anniversary...

Thessaloniki Jews Commemorate Deportation by Nazis

On March 15, 1943, the first train to Auschwitz left Thessaloniki, taking about 2, 800 Jews from the city. In memory of the first...

Lost Heritage: The Jews of Thessaloniki

By Nota Karamaouna* - One of the fundamental features of Thessaloniki – Greece’s second city, sometimes known as Salonica – since its very foundation in...

The Greek Jews Who Boxed for Their Lives to Survive Nazi Camps

Two Greek Jewish boxers from Thessaloniki, who survived Nazi concentration camps after being forced to beat other prisoners in the ring, are featured in...

The Brave Greeks Who Saved the Jews of Zakynthos

The Jews of Zakynthos, Greece's beautiful Ionian island, owe their survival during the dark days of the German occupation to two brave Greeks. Zakynthos, also...

The Holocaust of Greek Jews: When 59,000 Perished in Nazi Camps

The Holocaust of the Greek Jews was one of the darkest episodes of the Nazi occupation of the country. Once part of thriving communities in...

Holocaust Museum of Thessaloniki Finally Gets Building Approval

The municipality of Thessaloniki finally approved the construction of the Holocaust Museum, a decade after the project was conceived. It took a legislative regulation...