March in Thessaloniki commemorates deportation of Greek Jews

Hundreds march to Thessaloniki’s old train station, where expulsion began; approximately 46,000 were taken to death camp in 1943, just 1,950 survived.

80 years later, Thessaloniki’s documentary film festival pays tribute to deported Jews

The city’s documentary film festival is paying tribute to Jews killed during the Holocaust and to the Jewish community’s enduring importance to the city.

Far-right political party in Greece banned from running in election

Greece’s parliament has banned a far-right political party led by a jailed former lawmaker from participating in the general election later this year. Ilias Kasidiaris, is serving a 13-year prison sentence for being a former leading member of Golden Dawn, a political party of neo-Nazi origins.

Holocaust mural in Thessaloniki defaced with Nazi symbols

A mural commemorating the deportation of Jews from Thessaloniki to Nazi death camps during World War II has been defaced for the second time. The Greek Jewish Community called upon the authorities to take all necessary measures in order to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Jewish monument in Thessaloniki vandalized again

A monument on the campus of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University (AUT), which commemorates a Jewish cemetery destroyed by the Nazis in 1942, was targeted again by vandals. The perpetrators sprayed a red swastika on the central marble commemorative plaque that symbolizes the cemetery.

Renovated Jewish Synagogue of Trikala was inaugurated

The Jewish Synagogue of Trikala has been inaugurated with the presence of members of Jewish Communities of around the world.

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