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Oldest Greek Survivor of Auschwitz Passes Away

Esther Cohen, the oldest Greek survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, who became known as a "living testimony" of the Holocaust, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 96. The Ioannina-born Jewish woman, who had had her official camp...

Greek PM Tells Touching Story of Heroic Aunt at Jerusalem's Garden of the Righteous

During his second day of his official visit to Israel on Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Holocaust Memorial and located the name of his aunt at the Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations in Jerusalem. Trees...

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...

92-Year-Old Greek Heroine Meets Jewish Family She Helped Save During Holocaust

92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time on Sunday in Jerusalem the descendants of a Jewish family she helped save during the Holocaust. One by one, the 40 descendants of the...

President Pavlopoulos Officially Opens New Wing of Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki

The President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos officially opened the new wing of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki on Sunday afternoon. In his remarks, President Pavlopoulos noted the need to remember that the Holocaust was the most atrocious crime against humanity...

Greek Jews of Rhodes Commemorate Holocaust Victims With Silent March (video)

Descendants of the Greek Jews of Rhodes converged on the island from all quarters on Tuesday for a memorial gathering to commemorate their ancestors who perished in the Holocaust. The descendants marched from the Holocaust Memorial located in the Medieval...

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...

How Brave Greek Islanders Saved a Jewish Family During the Holocaust

The tiny Greek island of Erikousa, in the Ionian Sea north of Corfu, has kept a secret for a very, very long time. A story which includes not only tragedy, but kindness and bravery as well, as the islanders...

Holocaust Survivor Leads Thessaloniki Remembrance March

Retracing the steps that brought him to the Auschwitz concentration camp 75 years ago, 92-year-old Holocaust survivor Moshe Aelion on Sunday took his wheelchair and joined others who marched in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki to send the...