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

The moving film "Cloudy Sunday," which was released in 2021, tells the poignant and tragic story of the Greek-Jewish population of Thessaloniki during WWII. Cloudy Sunday: The Story Against the wider backdrop of WWII, the film follows two lovers, Estrea and...

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.

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...

When a Greek Woman Met the Jewish Family She Saved During Holocaust

In 2019, 92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time in Jerusalem the descendants of a Jewish family she helped save during the Holocaust. One by one, the 40 descendants of the...

Greek Heroes Who Saved the Jews of Zakynthos From the Holocaust Honored

Two Greek heroes who save the Jewish population of the island of Zakynthos from the Holocaust will be honored on Tuesday during a digital event marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The digital event in honor of Righteous Among the...

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...

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."

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.