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Greece

Holocaust mural in Thessaloniki defaced with Nazi symbols

A mural commemorating the deportation of Jews from Thessaloniki to Nazi death camps during World War II has been defaced for the second time. The Greek Jewish Community called upon the authorities to take all necessary measures in order to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Jewish monument in Thessaloniki vandalized again

A monument on the campus of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University (AUT), which commemorates a Jewish cemetery destroyed by the Nazis in 1942, was targeted again by vandals. The perpetrators sprayed a red swastika on the central marble commemorative plaque that symbolizes the cemetery.

Renovated Jewish Synagogue of Trikala was inaugurated

The Jewish Synagogue of Trikala has been inaugurated with the presence of members of Jewish Communities of around the world.

Greek minister decries father’s Nazi salute in court

Greece’s health minister denounced his far-right father for a Nazi salute made during the ongoing appeal trial of neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn. His father — who is defending a jailed ex-Golden Dawn Eurodeputy in the trial — made the gesture during the testimony of the mother of Pavlos Fyssas, an anti-fascist rapper murdered by a Golden Dawn member in 2013.

Greek Jewish Community decries appointment of suspected Holocaust denier to the Supreme Court

The Greek Government has promoted a suspected antisemite and Holocaust denier to Vice President of the Supreme Court. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece condemned her appointment.

Greek Jewish Community calls to make Thessaloniki Liberty Square a place of remembrance

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece called on public authorities to make Liberty Square in Thessaloniki a place of remembrance.

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