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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.

Descendants of Greek Jews hold Holocaust memorial march

Descendants of the Greek Jews of Rhodes have taken part in a memorial gathering to commemorate their ancestors who perished in the Holocaust.

New Greek minister denies dark antisemitic past

A newly-appointed Greek minister with a long history on the far-right denied antisemitic beliefs after a prominent Greek Jewish official charged he had a “dark past.”

Israel will shun new Greek minister with antisemitic past

Israel will not work with Greece’s new Agricultural Development and Food Minister Makis Voridis because of his antisemitic past.

Neo-Nazi party crashes out of parliament in Greek general election

Golden Dawn, the far-right, anti-immigrant party that evolved from a marginal violent neo-Nazi group into Greece’s third-largest party, was knocked out of Parliament in the last national election.

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.

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