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Greece adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

Greece adopted the IHRA working definitions of antisemitism and Holocaust denial of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

David Saltiel honoured by Italy

The President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, David Saltiel, received the honour of Ufficiale dell’ Ordine della Stella d’ Italia - Officer of the Order of the Italian Star.

WWII rescuer reunited with Jews she saved

The 40 descendants of the Mordechai family, which was saved by a Greek woman in the Shoah, met her for the first time in Israel, as she sat in her wheelchair and wiped away tears.

Greek President officially opens new wing of Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, officially opened the new wing of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki on October 27th, 2019.

Several Holocaust commemoration events held the Greek city of Veria

Over 2.000 people attended a series of events commemorating the Holocaust in the city of Veria in Northern Greece.

Race to preserve rare mosaic of ancient Greek synagogue

Hidden for hundreds of years on the island of Aegina an hour ferry ride from Athens, a mosaic floor from a destroyed synagogue attests to Jewish life in the Aegean Sea in the fourth century CE.

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