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Parents of Pfizer CEO Bourla Narrowly Escaped Death in Holocaust

If it hadn't been for the kindness of an uncle and the insight of his grandfather, Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla, a Thessaloniki native, would never have been born. A descendant of the Jews of Greece's second-largest city, Bourla's ancestors,...

Greece Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Greek leaders marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, which observes the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the brutal extermination camp Auschwitz, on Wednesday. After laying a wreath on Athens' Holocaust Memorial, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou stressed that keeping alive the memory...

Mikis Theodorakis Wrote the Most Beautiful Music on the Holocaust

Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who is renowned around the world, is credited for writing the most beautiful music on the Holocaust. The "Mauthausen Trilogy," also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen" is a cycle of four arias with lyrics...

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

The Holocaust of the Greek Jews was the darkest episode of the Nazi occupation of the country. Once part of thriving communities in several Greek cities, approximately 59,000 Greek Jews were victims of the Holocaust -- at least 83 percent of the total...

‘Cloudy Sunday’: The Untold Story of Jewish Greeks in Thessaloniki

"Cloudy Sunday" tells the poignant and tragic story of the Greek-Jewish population of Thessaloniki during WWII. As part of its "Always on Sunday" program, the Hellenic Film Society will be streaming the historical drama from January 3 to February...