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How Arkadi Became a Universal Symbol of Sacrifice 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...

Former Nazi Camp Secretary, 96, Arrested After Running from Trial

The half-day escape attempt of a 96-year-old former Nazi secretary at the Stutthof concentration camp, who was to face trial on Thursday but fled from authorities, ended at noon when the police brought her before a judge. It was set...

Israel Honors Brave Greeks who Saved Jewish Girl from the Holocaust

Israel honored on Thursday two brave Greeks – posthumously – for rescuing a Greek Jew during the Holocaust of World War II. Ambassador of Israel Yossi Amrani presented the Righteous Among the Nations medal and title of the Yad Vashem...

Mikis Theodorakis Wrote the Most Beautiful Music on the Holocaust

Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who passed away on Thursday in Athens at 96, 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...

Oldest Living Olympian Survived Holocaust to Win Gold

The oldest Olympian, gold medal-winner Agnes Keleti, who survived the Holocaust, says "Don't concentrate on the winning, do it out of love."

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.

Greece Assumes Presidency of Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Greece assumed the annual presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IRHA) in a special online event on Thursday.

American Friends of Jewish Museum of Greece Send Passover Greetings

The President of the American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece, sent Passover greetings and gave an update on the Museum's reopening.

The Rich History of Ioannina’s Romaniote Community Featured in Webinar

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

Greece Marks Departure of First Death Train for Thessaloniki Jews

Greece marks on March 15 the anniversary of the departure in 1943 of the first train from Thessaloniki taking Jews to Auschwitz death camp.