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Friday, 03 November 2017 13:59

Τhe President of the Central Βoard of Jewish Communities in Greece and President of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, Mr. David Saltiel, received yesterday, 2 November 2017, the Cross of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his contribution to the German-Jewish cooperation. The Federal Cross has been awarded to Mr David Saltiel by Mr Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe in a ceremony held at the residence of the German consul in Thessaloniki.

Mr David Saltiel accepted the great honor that was made to him, with a toast to life, the life that the Holocaust has brutally cut short for the members of the thriving Jewish Community of Thessaloniki.

Mr Michael Roth said that the President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, Mr David Saltiel should be praised for the hard work for reconciliation. David Saltiel vowed that he will continue to fight for reconciliation in order to create the better future that we deserve and that unites us all together.

In his speech, Michael Roth referred also to the Holocaust Museum of Thessaloniki and applauded Mr Saltiel’s personal involvement and commitment to the realisation of this project. Mr. D. Saltiel said that Mr Roth believed in this project from the very beginning and supported it by all means.

Earlier on the same day, Mr. D. Saltiel welcomed Mr. M. Roth to the offices of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki where he presented German Minister Roth with a papyrus and a symbolic commemorative gift at a special ceremony in the presence of the leadership of Greek Jewry and representatives of the German Consulate.

- ANA - MPA, November 3, 2017

-        Read HERE Mr. Saltiel’s welcoming address to M. Roth.


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