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Esther Cohen, the oldest Greek survivor of Auschwitz, passes away at 96

Esther Cohen, the oldest Greek survivor of Auschwitz passed away in her hometown Ioannina at the age of 96. Cohen had managed to survive the hell of Auschwitz-Birkenau and returned to her home town in Epirus, western Greece, after the collapse of the Nazi regime. Cohen carried the number of …

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102-year-old woman wins Covid-19 battle, discharged from Corfu hospital

A 102-year-old woman won the battle against the coronavirus. She was discharged from the general hospital on the island of Corfu on Saturday after hospitalization that lasted 20 days. The woman was one of the 56 elderly infected with Covid-19 in a nursing home in Ioannina, Epirus, beginning of the …

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Owner of cram school arrested for violating coronavirus measures

Greek police arrested the owner of a cram school (frontistirio) in Ioannina, north-western Greece, for opening the school despite government orders to suspend operation of all schools including those offering tutorial classes. The 53-year-old school owner was arrested on Thursday afternoon reportedly following a tip off. Police arrested him, while …

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Moses Elisaf: The city of Ioannina elects the first Jewish mayor in Greece

Moses Elisaf is the first Greek Jew ever elected as mayor in Greece. He was elected in the city of Ioannina, north-west Greece, once the heartland of Romaniote Jewish tradition. The  65 -year-old professor of medicine at the University of Ioannina Medical School ran as an independent candidate. He won …

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Earthquake tremors rattle Ioannina in Western Greece

Three earthquake tremors rattled the Prefecture of Ioannina and some area in Epirus in Western Greece on Wednesday morning. The first earthquake with magnitude 4.2 R occurred at 09:49 a.m. with epicenter 13km North-West of the city of Ioannina in the area between Kalpaki and Zitsa. The earthquake had a …

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“Green” Anarchists attack butcher and fish shops in Ioannina

Four butcher shops, one fish shop, an animal transport truck and a hunter’s vehicle became the target of so-called “Green anarchists” in Ioannina in Epirus, West Greece. The perpetrators wrote slogans on the stores windows and caused material damage. A group calling itself “Black and Green Flasks” claimed responsibility for …

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Impressive Nativity Scene in a natural cave by Ioannina Lake

Impressive nativity scene in a natural cave. Members of the Culture Association of Kastritsa in Ioannina, Epirus, set the the nativity scene in a natural cave. According to epirustv.gr, the culture club used the natural scenery of a cave on the hill of Kastritsa for the reconstruction of the nativity …

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FabLab training space teaches modern technologies to young refugees

In the context of the migration crisis in Europe, many refugees are nowadays blocked in camps or towns in Greece for an indeterminate length of time and with few future perspectives. Young people are often full of energy and enthusiasm, but they lack the opportunity to make use of it. …

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Ioannina: 5.5R earthquake and strong aftershocks had residents spent the night on the streets

A 5.5R earthquake and several aftershocks 4.9-3.2 had the residents of Ioannina and surrounding areas to spent the night on the streets. The main earthquake of 5.5R occurred at 23:14 Saturday night with epicenter the village Pogoni, 12km north-west from the city of Ioannina in Epirus, North-Western Greece. The earthquake …

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