Greece

Greek Jews honour Crete community drowned in entirety en route to Auschwitz

A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Greece commemorates the history of the Crete Jewish community through artifacts gathered from families who left the island before the war.

Ioannina elects Greece’s first Jewish mayor

Moisis Elisaf, the head of the tiny Jewish community in the northern Greek city of Ioannina, was elected mayor in local elections, reportedly becoming the country’s first-ever Jewish mayor.

Facebook blocks sharing from Golden Dawn websites

Facebook has blocked sharing from the official websites of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn because they violate community standards.

Athens Jewish community holds Pesach celebration at Education Ministry

The Jewish Community of Athens held a traditional Pesach Seder at the events’ hall of Greece’s Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.

Greece appoints senior official to combat antisemitism

Dr. Efstathios Liantis, the Greek Foreign Ministry’s Special Secretary of Religious and Cultural Diplomacy, has been appointed Special Secretary for combatting antisemitism and Holocaust denial.

Greek Jews condemn antisemitic statements by basketball coach

The Greek Jewish community has strongly condemned antisemitic comments by a former leading basketball player and coach towards the current Israeli coach of the country’s Olympiakos club.

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