public event in Athens March 3rd: “Holocaust and Memory”
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public event in Athens March 3rd: “Holocaust and Memory”

  MEGARON PLUS In collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Greece Speakers: Annette Wieviorka, Historian, Emeritus Research Director at CNRS (IRICE, Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center. Chair of the Committee on Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Odette Varon-Vassar, Historian, Professor at the Hellenic Open University … Continue reading

Larissa Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Greece
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Larissa Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Greece

from Israel National News A Jewish cemetery in Greece was vandalized on Tuesday with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti signed by racist group “Larissa Skins.” The capital and largest city of the Thessaly region of Greece, Larissa has a Jewish community dating back 2,000 years to the Roman period. Larissa is also home to the third largest Jewish … Continue reading

December 23rd 2014: Desecration of the Jewish cemetery of Larisa
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December 23rd 2014: Desecration of the Jewish cemetery of Larisa

On December 23rd, 2014, the Jewish Cemetery of Larissa was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti signed by “Larissa Skins”. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece issued the following Press Release: “The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, the Jewish Community of Larissa, and the Greek Jewry express their sorrow and indignation and strongly … Continue reading

Greek Jewish local organization slams politician for claiming that the Jews do not pay taxes
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Greek Jewish local organization slams politician for claiming that the Jews do not pay taxes

The leader of the right-wing anti-austerity party «Independent Greeks», Panos Kammenos, claimed during an interview on Monday on the Antenna television channel that only the Orthodox Church pays taxes in Greece but not the Buddhists, the Jews and the Muslims (see video in Greek below, 6’-7’). The rumor that the Greek Jews do not pay … Continue reading

announcement of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece  on antisemitic references in Greek MP’s essay
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announcement of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece on antisemitic references in Greek MP’s essay

The repeated references against the Jews and the World Zionist Movement, as revealed in a press article, made by MP Stavroula Xoulidou of the “Independent Greeks” party, represent the usual dissemination of prejudices and stereotypes that when prevailed in history they led to the persecution of the Jewish people and ultimately to the Holocaust of … Continue reading

Thessaloniki strives to revive its Jewish past, but encounters a new form of anti-Semitism
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Thessaloniki strives to revive its Jewish past, but encounters a new form of anti-Semitism

  «Another site [in Thessaloniki] is the Jewish Martyrs’ Square, occupying a plot donated by the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, which has a number of offices responsible for specific sectors (running the synagogues and school, welfare, medical care). The street sign identifying the square is vandalized so often, the Jewish Community’s technical office always keeps … Continue reading