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Greek Minister Apologizes for Auschwitz Remark

A newly appointed Greek minister apologized to the Jewish community for a remark he made in 2009 about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Thanos Plevris, a lawyer, who became Minister for Health after Tuesday's cabinet reshuffle said on Wednesday that the...

Oldest Greek Survivor of Auschwitz Passes Away

Esther Cohen, the oldest Greek survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, who became known as a "living testimony" of the Holocaust, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 96. The Ioannina-born Jewish woman, who had had her official camp...

''If There is Any Hell in This World, it is Here,'' PM Mitsotakis Declares from Auschwitz

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, attending the commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, toured the camp today along with his wife Mareva Grabowski Mitsotakis. "I come to this place with great emotion; a place that has been...

Thessaloniki School Memorializes 143 Students Killed by Nazis in WWII

Sixty-eight small bronze memorial plaques were placed at the entrance of the First High School for Boys in Thessaloniki last week, in the final act of commemoration of 149 young victims of the Nazis. The name, date of birth...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Leads This Year’s ”March of The Living”

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and New Rome, Bartholomew I and Greece’s Speaker of the House Nikolaos Voutsis led this year's thirty-first ”March of The Living” in Poland, to honor the victims of the Holocaust. This year's event is dedicated...

Thousands Honor Greek Victims of the Holocaust in ”March of The Living”

The 31st ''March of the Living'' taking place in Poland on Thursday, honors the thousands of Greek citizens who died in Nazi Germany's concentration camps during the Holocaust of World War II. On Yom Hashoah day, or the Day of...

Thousands March in Thessaloniki in Memory of Holocaust Victims (video)

A silent march was held on Sunday to mark the 76th year since the departure of the first "death trains" which carried Thessaloniki Jews to their doom at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. At least two thousand people gathered at Thessaloniki's...

Greek Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a statement on the 70-year anniversary since the liberation of Auschwitz. “Today, on its National Memorial Day for the Greek Jewish Heroes and Martyrs of the Holocaust, Greece is standing against forgetfulness and joins its...