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European Commission VP Schinas visits the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas paid a visit to the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki on October 10th 2021.

KIS welcomes new EU strategy on combating antisemitism

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) has welcomed the groundbreaking EU strategy on combatting antisemitism and fostering Jewish life.

Second vandal attack at Jewish cemetery of Ioannina in a month

Following the second vandalised grave at the Jewish cemetery in Ioannina in a month, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) called on the local authorities to take all necessary measures to guarantee the safety of sacred sites.

Newly appointed health minister apologises to Greek Jewish community for Auschwitz comments

The newly appointed Greek minister of Health, Thanos Plevris, apologised to the Greek Jewish community for his comment in 2009 that Auschwitz should be kept be kept in good condition so it can be used again.

Commemorative plaque placed honouring Block 15 Jewish victims

A commemorative plaque was placed at Block 15 of the Haidari concentration camp where Jews and others were imprisoned and tortured during the Nazi occupation of Greece.

German Minister Michael Roth visits Jewish Community of Thessaloniki

Minister of State of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Michael Roth, visited the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki and honoured the memory of the 50 000 Jews of Thessaloniki who were exterminated by Nazis.

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