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30th Anniversary Since Thessaloniki-Melbourne Twinning

People at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne were moved when Greek-Jewish Maria Curtis told the story about how she survived the Holocaust, in the presence of Thessaloniki Mayor, Yiannis Boutaris. The 91-year-old woman was born in Thessaloniki but during...

Greek Academics Against Anti-Racism Bill

In a written statement, Greek historians and academics expressed their reservations towards a certain article of the anti-racism bill that was presented and voted by the Greek Parliament. The bill aims to outlaw anyone who denies the Holocaust and...

Survey Shows High Percentage of Greeks are Anti-semitic

According to an international survey conducted by the US organization Anti Defamation League (ADL), 69% of Greece's population holds anti-semitic perspectives.   The survey showed that 26% of the international population is anti-semitic. In Western Europe anti-semitic attitudes stand at 24% while in...

Greek Jewish Group Claims Closure of Holocaust Row

The World Jewish Congress on Tuesday urged the German state to satisfy a longstanding request by the Greek Jewish community concerning the return of a ransom, currently worth some 50 million euros, that was paid to Nazi occupiers during World...

Venizelos: 'Neo-Nazis will be marginalized by Greek society'

Greece's Deputy Prime Minister, Evangelos Venizelos during his speech for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, expressed his belief that "the neo-Nazi elements, which attack Democracy and violate the law will be marginalized...

Holocaust Survivors Receive Graduation Certificates

According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 157 graduation certificates were found in a school in Greece. The students who were to receive them had either fled the country during the Holocaust or been sent to Nazi concentration camps....

Golden Dawn Recruiting Schoolchildren

Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, which has actively been recruiting high schoolers to indoctrinate them, has been giving what it calls “national awareness” lessons to elementary school students aged 6-10 to teach them “Greek ideals,” its officials have admitted. On...

Israel Honors Three Greeks who Harbored Jews During the Holocaust

Israeli representatives posthumously gave the Righteous Among the Nations Award to three Greek people who put their lives in danger during the World War II to help Jews escape from the Holocaust. The ceremony was held in Veria (northern Greece)...

Greek-Jewish Community's Letter to UN Recalls Bulgaria's Part in Greek Jews' Holocaust

On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, and the UN Department of Public Information briefing on Bulgaria’s unknown part in saving its Jewish population during WWII, the Central Board of Jewish Communities of Greece sent a letter...