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Greece

“Righteous Among the Nations” title awarded to Greek heroes who rescued Jews in Corfu during the Shoah

The title was awarded posthumously to Greek heroes Thomas and Antonis Kyriakis for rescuing the Jewish family of Shem Cohen during the Nazi occupation of Greece during the war.

Pro-Palestinian mob riots outside Israeli-owned hotel in Athens

The protests, which escalated into riots, saw demonstrators attempting to breach the hotel premises where a group of Israelis were reportedly staying.

Hellenic Post launches commemorative series of stamps of Greek synagogues in joint event with KIS

The six stamps of the series are illustrated with the historic synagogues of Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Trikala, Ioannina and Rhodes, while the two envelopes present the Synagogues of Corfu and Chania.

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece condemns Iran’s attack against Israel

"The barrage of Iranian attacks was launched to harm Israeli citizens, as part of Iran's longstanding policy of wiping the State of Israel off the world map" said KIS in a statement.

Greek Jewish community honours the Jews of Arta murdered during the Shoah

A series of commemorative events for the Jews of Arta who perished during the Holocaust were organised by the Arta Municipality and the 'Skoufas' Music and Literary Association, with the participation of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS).

Greece marks departure of first death train for Thessaloniki Jews

Thessaloniki had a population of more than 50,000 Jews before World War II — some 46,000 of whom were deported and killed at German Nazi death camps.

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