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Greece

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.

Thessaloniki march held to mark anniversary of first Auschwitz deportation

Two thousand people held a silent march in Thessaloniki, marking the anniversary of the departure in 1943 of the first train taking members of its Jewish community to Auschwitz.

Holocaust-themed “escape room” game shocks Greek Jewish community

A Holocaust-themed escape room game is taking Greek youth by storm, much to the chagrin of the Jewish community.

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