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Memorial march for 76th anniversary of “death trains” departed Thessaloniki

A silent march from Thessaloniki’s Freedom Plaza to the city’s old railway station was held in the city on Sunday to mark the 76th year since the departure of the first ‘death trains’ carrying Thessaloniki Jews to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Hundreds walked in silence, carrying white balloons bearing the …

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First Vegan Food Festival in Thessaloniki as veganism on the rise

Vegan dietary habits are gaining more and more fans in Greece and Vegan Food Festivals are organized in one city after the other. After a Vegan event held in Athens last October attracted more than 20,000 visitors, the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece is preparing for its First Vegan …

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One firefighter dies and another hospitalized in Thessaloniki blaze

One firefighter died and another was transferred with respiratory problems in hospital on Friday. Both men were actively operating against a fire in an open plot near a factory in the industrial area of Sindos by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The tragedy took place around 3 0′ clock Friday afternoon. …

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Iraqi refugee family target of Molotov cocktail bombs attack in Thessaloniki

Unknown perpetrators staged an attack with Molotof cocktail bombs against an apartment where refugees from Iraq have been living in Neapoli, Thessaloniki, northern Greece. At the time of the attack, two women and eight children aged 1 to 15 years, were sleeping inside the home, state broadcaster ERT TV reported. …

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Vandals desecrate Jewish Memorial Cemetery in Thessaloniki

For one more time, the Jewish Memorial Cemetery in Thessaloniki became the target of vandals. The unknown perpetrators violently unripped and broke the marble plaques. The Jewish Memorial Cemetery is located in the court yard of Thessaloniki University Campus. The Memorial stands on the old Jewish Cemetery that was destroyed …

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17-year-old charged for murder of her newborn in home birth

A 17-year-old girl has been charged for the murder of her newborn after she had given birth in an apartment in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, last week. The baby died of severe head injuries. The newborn allegedly slipped off the young mother’s handa right after the labor and fell on the …

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