Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Funds have been provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the Emergency Assistance Program for Nazi Victims at the direction of the United States District Court supervising the lawsuit In RE: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks).

Log in



analytics

HOLOCAUST
METROPOLITAN IGNATIUS SPEECH ON HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 October 2015 12:06

During the Holocaust Rememberance Day held in Larissa on the 27th of January 2015 the Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias made the following address:

I would like to begin by expressing my deep gratitude to the Jewish Community of Larissa, for inviting me to be the keynote speaker at this year's memorial event for the Greek Jewish martyrs and heroes of the Holocaust. Although approximately 70 years have passed since the tragic events of the Jewish genocide at the hands of the Nazi regime of the Third Reich, the memories remain—and must remain—particularly fresh and vivid. The deep human solidarity with the Jewish people and its millions of victims helps toward this end, but unfortunately, this solidarity coexists with an ever-increasing anti-Semitism that has been festering across Europe, including here in Greece, a country affected like few others by the Nazi atrocities. In my talk today, I would like to offer a few thoughts, primarily from my perspective as an Orthodox bishop of the Church of Greece. I will highlight some basic theological criteria for approaching the issue, while also offering the historical experience of our humble Diocese of Demetrias, which I have been blessed to serve for many years now, and which, as we all know, played an important role throughout the period of occupation in protecting our fellow Jewish citizens.

Read more...
 
THE HOLOCAUST AND THE STORY OF GREEK JEWS IN PUBLISHING Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 June 2015 08:37

For generations, the story of the Greek Jews during the Holocaust was never told, but more recently willing publishers have tackled this important task.

By Evangelia Avloniti

If Holocaust memory made it into the Western cultural mainstream in the early 1980’s, in Greece it had to wait until the early to mid-90s in order to pass the threshold into historiography and mainstream publishing. According to Greek historian, Odette Varon-Vassard, one has to view this ten to fifteen year delay within the context of Greek post-war history and its particularities. “The memory of the Nazi occupation in Greece, the Resistance and the Greek civil-war remained virtually silent from the mid-1940s until the end of the military dictatorship (1967-1974),” she says. “It is only from 1974 onwards that a profusion of memoirs on the Resistance and the civil-war are published. The Greek civil-war entered academic discourse as late as 1995, whereas Greek collaborationism began to be researched and openly discussed only in 2000. The story of the Greek Jews was in a sense the fourth silence to be broken, as Greece had to deal with its deepest wounds first.”

Samis Graviilides, publisher at Gavriilides Publications, agrees and adds: “One has to see the story of the Greek Jews within the context and course of Greek history of which it forms an inextricable part.”

Read more...
 
THE HOLOCAUST OF THE JEWS OF GREECE Print E-mail
Friday, 26 June 2009 11:07
 
Read more...
 
TIME LINE of THE GENOCIDE of the JEWS of EUROPE Print E-mail
Friday, 26 June 2009 11:04
 
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 2 of 2

Copyright KIS.gr  - Powered by Netmasters O.E. 2009