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The Holocaust of Greek Jews

Once thriving communities in several Greek cities, about 59,000 Greek Jews were victims of the Holocaust or 83 percent of the total number living in Greece at the time of World War II and the German Occupation. Thessaloniki was the cultural...

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...

Desecration of Jewish Graves in Greece Stuns Community (photos)

The Greek Jewish community has expressed anger and despair after a Jewish cemetery in Nikaia near Athens was vandalized on Friday. The head of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, or KIS, Minos Moissis, said he was “very...

Greece Says Holocaust Museum Will Help 'Redress' Injustices

Greece on Saturday said a planned Holocaust museum in Thessaloniki, scene of thousands of Nazi deportations during WWII, would be part of efforts to "redress historical injustices against the Greek Jewish community". In a statement to mark Holocaust Memorial Day,...

Greek-Jews in Karditsa Unveil Monument to Thank Village That Hid Them From Nazis in WWII

Greek-Jews thanked the residents of the village of Amarantos in Karditsa on Sunday who protected them or their relatives from the Nazis during World War II, during the unveiling of a monument of "eternal gratitude and recognition" to commemorate...

Two Greek Families to Receive Yad Vashem Medals for Rescuing Jews During Holocaust

Two Greek families have been selected to receive medals for their selfless rescue of Jews during the German occupation by the Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Israel, in a ceremony to be held on May 15. Ioannis...

Greek Movie Ouzeri Tsitsanis in Shanghai International Film Festival

As part of the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, held on June 11-19, 2016, the Greek movie Ouzeri Tsitsanis by Manousos Manousakis was selected for the Spectrum section, which keeps track of global cinema screenings. On the evening of...

Greece to Honor Holocaust Survivors on Monday

Greece will be honoring the memories of thousands of Greek Jews killed by Nazis during World War II, the government announced on Wednesday. The government gazette said, “Today we celebrate with the rest of the Greeks, the ‘Day of the...

Jewish Museum of Greece Moved to Downtown Athens

The Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens was first established in 1977 and was housed in a small space next to the city’s synagogue. However, the collection started to grow over the years and needed a much larger space...