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Thessaloniki Unveils Holocaust Memorial Events

Greece's second city, Thessaloniki, will pay tribute to the victims of the WWII Holocaust with a series of events starting next week. The northern city, which once had a pre-war Jewish population of 54,000, will host films, concerts and exhibitions...

Israeli President to Visit Vandalized Holocaust Statue in Thessaloniki

Israeli media reported on Sunday that the country's president, Reuven Rivlin, asked that his itinerary for this week's state visit to Greece be changed so he can see a Holocaust memorial in Thessaloniki. The memorial had been tampered with by...

Two Greek Families to Receive Yad Vashem Medals for Rescuing Jews During Holocaust

Two Greek families have been selected to receive medals for their selfless rescue of Jews during the German occupation by the Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Israel, in a ceremony to be held on May 15. Ioannis...

President: The Fossils of Nazism We See Springing-Up Around Europe Are Not Insignificant

Greece and Europe must not become complacent at the rise of extreme-right movements in Europe and must never forget the atrocities of the Second World War, President Prokipis Pavlopoulos said on Friday, during a speech at the exhibition I...

Greek Deputy Under Fire for Anti-Semitic References to Jewish Holocaust

Deputy Education Minister Theodosis Pelegrinis' statements on the Jewish exploitation of the Holocaust, which he believes that they claimed as their own, has been criticized by opposition parties. Main opposition ND spokesman George Koumoutsakos said that the government deputy was forced...

Read the Story of Legendary Zakynthos Mayor Who Saved Jews During Nazi Occupation; Daughter to Visit Israel

Eleni Kriezi-Apostoli (Lena Karrer), the daughter of the legendary late Mayor of Zakynthos, Loukas Karrer, known for saving the Greek island's Jews during the Holocaust, will visit Israel on September 18-21. The visit is being organized by the Israeli...

Greek Parliament Honors Jewish Holocaust Survivors

The Greek parliament will honor the Greek Jewish victims and survivors of the holocaust during a ceremony on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the first time since 2004, when the Greek parliament established the Day of Remembrance for...

Greek PM Visits Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday visited the museum of the Holocaust and paid tribute to the victims of the Nazis. "We are in a place of particular historical symbolism. In my first visit as prime minister in Jerusalem I...

Greek Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a statement on the 70-year anniversary since the liberation of Auschwitz. “Today, on its National Memorial Day for the Greek Jewish Heroes and Martyrs of the Holocaust, Greece is standing against forgetfulness and joins its...

Cypriot Delegation in Efforts to Honor Holocaust Victims

A populous delegation representing the Republic of Cyprus contributes and participates in an international initiative to express solidarity, respect and honor the millions of Holocaust victims, condemning anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia, wherever it comes from, underlined a Foreign Affairs press...