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.

Located on the eastern fence of the train station in New Thessaloniki, the mural was created in 2021 by the Vardaris group, with the support of local residents and people recovering from drug addiction.

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece said that “Statements of condemnation are not enough! It is unacceptable that those responsible for the vandalism of memory remain at large. Once again we call upon the Authorities to take all necessary measures in order to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to Justice”

“We state once more: tolerating antisemitism means tolerating neo-Nazism and the abolition of the values ​​of a democratic society, of a lawful state. Because antisemitism begins with actions against Jews but it never stops to the Jews”


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