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Memorial march for Thessaloniki Jews murdered in Auschwitz

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday attended the silent memorial march held in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki each year to commemorate the Jews that fell victim to the Nazis in WWII. This year’s march marked the 80th anniversary since the departure of the first train …

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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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“The Holocaust Museum will safeguard the historic memory of pain,” says PM Tsipras

The foundation of the Holocaust Museum will contribute to preserve the commemoration of the Holocaust, prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thuersday as he unveiled a plaque for the Museum together Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister noted that “the establishment of the Museum aims to safeguard and hand …

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Greek Jews and Anti-Defamation League criticize appointment of new Health Minister

Greek Jews and the Anti-Defamation League sharply criticized the appointment of the new Health Minister Makis Voridis due to his far-right past. Makis Voridis, a 49-year-old lawyer,  has denied allegations of crypto-fascism and antisemitism and had described himself as a national liberal with a right-wing  activist background as student. However, no …

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