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Jewish Holocaust Survivor’s Letter Buried in Auschwitz Uncovered

A Greek-Jewish Holocaust survivor's letter buried in Auschwitz and revealing an astonishing story of human perseverance and courage was restored as a testament to the crimes committed by the Nazi regime. In 1944, Marcel Nadjari, a Greek Jew who was...

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 several Greek cities, approximately 59,000 Greek Jews were victims of the Holocaust -- at least 83...

Jewish Community Issues Warning Against “Darkness of Oblivion” on Holocaust Day

Greek MPs and the Greek Jewish community have stressed the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive by holding moments of silence and underlining responsibility. Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday, January 27th, the Central...

How Brave Greek Islanders Saved a Jewish Family During the Holocaust

The story of how locals at the Greek island of Erikousa joined forces to save a family of Jews from certain death in the Holocaust.

Kristallnacht: The Pogrom Against Jews on November 9th

Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom against Jews carried out on November 9-10, 1938, throughout Nazi Germany by the Nazi Party's Sturmabteilung (SA) and Schutzstaffel (SS- ᛋᛋ) paramilitary forces, with the participation from the Hitler...

Greek Self-Sacrifice at Arkadi is a Universal Symbol for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism while filling another page in the glorious history of Greece. It was November 9, 1866 when over a thousand brave...

Jewish Mural Vandalized in Thessaloniki, Greece

On Sunday evening, a Jewish Holocaust mural in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, was vandalised once more. Unknown perpetrators defaced the mural with the words "Free Gaza," "Free Palestine," and "Jews = Nazis." The mural, honoring Holocaust victims and Thessaloniki's...

The Fascinating History of Romaniote Jews in Greece’s Ioannina

“The Romaniote Jewish Community of Ioannina: A Journey Through Time and Two Nations” was the subject of a fascinating webinar recently.

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 captioned ‘Never Again’, around a thousand people of all ages marched to the old railway...

Jews in Greece Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) has said that the responsibility to pass on the memory of the Holocaust “is a sacred mission.” In a statement, KIS...