British Embassy commemorates the International Holocaust Remembrance  day in Thessaloniki, Greece
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British Embassy commemorates the International Holocaust Remembrance day in Thessaloniki, Greece

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated worldwide on 27 January, the British Embassy co-organised with the Jewish Community in Thessaloniki a series of events in memory of the Jews of Thessaloniki victims and survivors of the Holocaust, on 24 January 2015. The events were under the auspices of the UK International … Continue reading

Monument in commemoration of the old Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki already vandalized
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Monument in commemoration of the old Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki already vandalized

A monument in commemoration of the old Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki was inaugurated in the Aristotle University on November 9th. The ceremony was attended by state officials, representatives of Jewish organizations and the university authorities.  The Greek blogger Mayor Rishon reported yesteray that the stairs leading to the monument have been already vandalized by an … 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

AMHRC condemns racist remarks by Salonika Mayor Yiannis Boutaris in Melbourne
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AMHRC condemns racist remarks by Salonika Mayor Yiannis Boutaris in Melbourne

The AMHRC condemns the racist remarks made by the Mayor of Salonika (Thessaloniki in Greek and Solun in Macedonian), Yiannis Boutaris. In an interview with the Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos which appeared in the Greek on-line version of the newspaper (25/11/2014), he stated: “My family hails from Kruševo [a town located in the Republic of … Continue reading

Monument in commemoration of the old Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki to be inaugurated at the Aristotle University
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Monument in commemoration of the old Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki to be inaugurated at the Aristotle University

A monument in commemoration of the old Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki is to be inaugurated at the Aristotle University on November 9th (see invitation below). The Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki was once the largest in the entire world with 350.000 graves and was destroyed in 1942 by the Nazis and their collaborators. Many Greeks ignore … Continue reading

Berlin November 5th 2014 “The jewish past of Thessaloniki. Film evening with discussion.”
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Berlin November 5th 2014 “The jewish past of Thessaloniki. Film evening with discussion.”

Film evening with discussion on the 5th of November in Berlin. We will show two movies on the jewish past of the city Thessaloniki (you can find a little historical introduction to the topic below this announcement). It is a short film of 25 minutes, followed by the main film of 87 minutes. Afterwards there … Continue reading