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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, died four years ago in Syria, according to investigator Efraim Zuroff. Brunner was the right-hand man...

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 315 BC was its multicultural character. The city, a key highlight on our Exploring Greece:...

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...

Greek Jews Strategize on How to Combat Golden Dawn's Anti-Semitic Streak

Community leaders already have begun a campaign to educate Greeks about the dangers of allowing a Nazi-like party to flourish, and Greek Jews are trying to figure out what more they can do to arrest Golden Dawn’s rise. For every Jew who lives in Greece, there are about 100 Greeks who voted for the country’s far-right party, Golden Dawn, last spring.

Greek Jews Are Migrating to Israel due to Financial Crisis

Everyone in Greece is struggling with the financial crisis and as a result, many Greeks have decided to migrate to other countries in pursuit of a better future. Greek Jews have not escaped this negative situation in Greece either....

Golden Dawn's Leader Has Warped Sense of History, Says There Were 'No Gas Chambers' in Nazi Concentration Camps

Nikos Michaloliakos is the leader of the Greek political party Golden Dawn, now representing 6.97% of the Greek citizens in Parliament. Michaloliakos gave an interview to journalist Stavros Theodorakis, whose show broadcasts social and humanitarian subjects, in a bid to...

Greek-Jewish Community's Letter to UN Recalls Bulgaria's Part in Greek Jews' Holocaust

On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, and the UN Department of Public Information briefing on Bulgaria’s unknown part in saving its Jewish population during WWII, the Central Board of Jewish Communities of Greece sent a letter...