Greece Commemorates Thessaloniki Jews Murdered in the Holocaust
On Sunday Greece commemorated the first deportations of Greek Jews from Thessaloniki to the Nazi camps where thousands perished during the Holocaust. Holding white balloons captioned ‘Never Again’, around a thousand people of all ages marched to the old railway...
The Holocaust of Greek Jews: When 59,000 Perished in Nazi Camps
The Holocaust of the Greek Jews was one of the darkest episodes of the Nazi occupation of the country. Once part of thriving communities in several Greek cities, approximately 59,000 Greek Jews were victims of the Holocaust -- at least 83...
A Bottle of Ouzo—and Its Connection to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla
How does ouzo, the anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus, relate to Albert Bourla?
Greece, US Condemn Vandalism of the Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki
Vandals desecrated earlier in the week a Holocaust memorial in Thessaloniki, a Greek city whose population once had a Jewish plurality. A photo appearing Thursday on the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece website showed a red swastika daubed...
Christmas, Saturnalia, and the Real Birth Date of Jesus
Christmas is celebrated on December 25th in most parts of the world. Supposedly, this was the date of the birth of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Christmas is regarded as a celebration honoring that birth. However, various scholarly sources claim that...
The Jewish Prophesy of Alexander the Great
According to the the Jewish Book of Daniel, Alexander the Great was prophesied 200 years prior to his birth and was to change the course of Judaism forever. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis In 336 BC, at the age of twenty, Alexander the...
Jews, Armenians, and Greeks Commemorate Genocide of Christians by Turkey
The Jewish, Armenian, and Greek Communities of Western Pennsylvania are holding a historic first meeting to commemorate the genocide of Christians in Anatolia, the Pontus, and Asia Minor in general. This is the first time ever that the three communities...
The Brave Greeks Who Saved the Jews of Zakynthos
The Jews of Zakynthos, Greece's beautiful Ionian island, owe their survival during the dark days of the German occupation to two brave Greeks. Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous worldwide for its splendid natural beauty and the incomparable hospitality...
Pfizer’s Bourla Donates $1 Million to Holocaust Museum in Greece
Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla announced last week that he is donating his $1 million Genesis Prize towards establishing a holocaust museum in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Bourla, 60, said he was donating the entire sum to the museum in his native...
Jews Were “An Integral Part” of Greece From as Early as 4th Century
A Greek inscription referring to Jews dated to between 300 and 250 BCE was unveiled at a new exhibit in Athens, proving that Jews were an integral part of ancient Greece. The precious piece was discovered at the sanctuary of...