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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...

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 Marks Departure of First Death Train for Thessaloniki Jews

Greece marks on March 15 the anniversary of the departure in 1943 of the first train from Thessaloniki taking Jews to Auschwitz death camp.

Pfizer’s Bourla Donates $1 Million to Holocaust Memory Causes in Greece

Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla announced recently he is donating $1 million to Holocaust memory causes in his native Thessaloniki, Greece. In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Bourla said that he is committed to helping preserve the Jewish history...

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 percent of...

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.

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...

Russia to Give Jewish Holocaust Archives Back to Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that Russia will hand over to Greece the Jewish Holocaust archives that were moved to Moscow after the end of World War II. The announcement was made during a joint press conference with...

The Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek 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 all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and...

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...