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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 2019 – CRETE: PRESENTATION OF THE WORK OF STUDENTS FROM CRETE TITLED The History of the Jews of Heraklion
By Katerina Mylona, translated from newspaper PATRIS OF HERAKLION CRETE, 16.1.2019

The history of the Jews who lived in our city was the subject of the work that was carried out in the 2017-18 school year from Section B4 of the 6th General Lyceum of Heraklion within the framework of the "Project" course.

The work aimed at seeking the historical presence and course of the Jewish community in Heraklion until their complete extermination by the German Nazis in 1944.

The supervising professor, computer scientist with Msc in Theology, Mr. George Chatzizisis, told "PATRIS" that the children participated with particular interest in the search for information and enjoyed the role of the historical researcher.

He proposed to students to work for a population group that no longer exists in our city because of population or war exchanges such as Muslims and Catholics. The pupils even mourned when they learned.

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TRIKALA. A Greek Town Commemorates its Holocaust History

 By Margarita Gokun Silver*, TABLET, January 10, 2019

‘We keep our memories alive,’ said the mayor of Trikala, where a new memorial was recently unveiled

On the morning of Nov. 11, 2018, a crowd of almost 200 people gathered in the center of Trikala, a Greek city located some 300 kilometers north of Athens. Conversing mainly in Greek, but also in Hebrew, English, Italian, and German, they were waiting at one of the main entrances to the old Jewish quarter to participate in the unveiling of Trikala’s Holocaust Memorial. Erected to commemorate the city’s 139 Jewish victims, the memorial is a joint initiative of the Trikala government and the city’s Jewish community.

“It was an obligation to our citizens, to the Jewish Community, to the memory,” Dimitris Papastergiou, the mayor of Trikala, told me via email. The idea first surfaced in his conversation with Victor Venouziou, a native of Larissa who was raised as part of Trikala’s Jewish community and survived the Holocaust because the villagers of Amarantos—50 kilometers away, it was called Mastroyianni in the 1940s—hid him and his family. Last year Venouziou financed a monument in Amarantos to thank them. “Within five minutes we agreed that the city and the Municipality of Trikala also had to erect their own monument,” Papastergiou said.

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THIS GREEK SCHOOL HAS A NOVEL SOLUTION TO PROBLEM FACED BY MANY SMALL JEWISH COMMUNITIES

JTA, 7.1.2019: AthensIn a small, nondescript classroom in Greece’s capital city, 10 Jewish eighth-graders study a biblical text about Jacob and Esau under the guidance of Rivkah Carl, a Jewish teacher from Teaneck, New Jersey.

The students chatter loudly in Greek among themselves, though the language of instruction is English. In an adjacent classroom, nine kids — each wearing headphones and sitting in front of computer monitors — listen as their Israeli instructor teaches them Hebrew.

But this is no Jewish school. In Athens’ dwindling Jewish community, now at about 3,000 members, there simply aren’t enough children to support a Jewish middle or high school.

So community leaders came up with a unique solution: a special Jewish track at the prestigious American College of Greece, a private school founded by Christian missionaries in 1875 with a middle school and high school division called the Pierce School.

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VANDAL ATTACK AGAINST THE JEWISH CEMETERY OF TRIKALA Print E-mail
Friday, 12 October 2018 12:04
The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece expresses the dismay of the entire Greek Jewry and strongly condemns the vandal attack that once more occurred against the Jewish cemetery of Trikala.

More specifically, followers of racism and antisemitism vandalized and destroyed eight tombs and tombstones -among which the two graves of the parents of the President of the Jewish Community of Trikala.

Following the lawsuit against persons unknown, pressed by the Jewish Community of Trikala, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece calls upon law enforcement authorities to take all necessary measures for the arrest of the perpetrators and the protection of the city’s Jewish cemetery, which -apart from its sacred nature- reflects the historic course of the Jewish presence in Trikala.

We believe that the municipal authorities together with the society of Trikala will not allow the followers of hatred to harm the harmonious coexistence of all the citizens of Trikala, regardless of skin color, race or religion.

Athens, October 12, 2018

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece
 
KIS PRESIDENT AWARDED WITH THE SPANISH TITLE OF COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF ISABELLA THE CATHOLIC Print E-mail
Friday, 12 October 2018 08:51

On 4.10.2018 the President of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and Vice- president of the World Jewish Congress, Mr. David Saltiel, was awarded with the title of Commander of the Order of Isabella the Catholic in a ceremony hosted by His Excellency the Ambassador of Spain in Athens, Mr. Enrique Viguera Rubio at the Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki.

In the beginning of the ceremony, the Honorary Consul of Spain in Thessaloniki, Mr. Samuel Nahmias, welcomed the guests and the Counselor of the Embassy of Spain, Mr. Juan Saenz de Heredia, read out the Royal Decree.

The Ambassador of Spain in his address following the decoration of Mr. Saltiel, referred to the strong bonds between Spain and the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki. He stressed particularly Mr. Saltiel’s contribution towards the preservation of the Sephardic culture and the Judeo-Spanish language.

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GREEK FINANCE MINISTRY CO-SPONSORS THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN THESSALONIKI Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 August 2018 13:37
Another step towards the realization of the Holocaust Memorial Museum of Thessaloniki was taken following the decision of the Greek Minister of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos to co-sponsor the project. In a letter addressed to the Mayor of Thessaloniki Yannis Boutaris and the President of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki and KIS David Saltiel, the Minister reaffirms the intention of the Greek Government to actively support the construction of the Holocaust Museum, and informs that the Ministry of Finance will contribute with a grant covering a sum up to ¼ of the construction budget.

It is worth to point out that the Holocaust Museum in Thessaloniki is also sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, while the land for the construction was donated by GAIA OSE, the public entity handling railways property. The foundation stone of the Museum was laid last January by Greek PM Tsipras and Israeli President Rivlin during the latter’s official visit to Greece on the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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THE GREEK JEWRY MOURNS THE LOSS OF MOSES CONSTANTINIS Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:12
On September 20th, 2018, the former President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece Moses Constantinis passed away.

His funeral will be held on Sunday September 23rd, 2018 at 15.00 hrs at the Jewish Cemetery of Athens (Jewish section of the 3rd Cemetery of Nikaia).

The late Moses Constantinis served as President of the Governing Board of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS), the coordinating body of the Greek Jewry, for 13 years (1998-2010 & 2015-2016) following his term as Secretary General of KIS from 1991 until 1997. He was a founding member and –from 1977 until his death- Secretary General and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Museum of Greece. From 1971 until his death he served as Special Advisor to the Hellenic Post for philately.

His award winning writings, his contribution to the Greek Jewry, to the preservation of historical memory, to issues of education and culture were invaluable not only for the Jewish Community but also for the entire society. For his contribution he has been decorated with Greek and international awards.

The Greek Jewry mourns the loss of Moses Constantinis, an inspired and tireless leader, a worthy Jew and a moral person. 

May he rest in peace and his memory be blessed.

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Moses Constantinis' biographical note

 
DAVID HARRIS: Why I admire Greece Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:01
With this new tweet -following his message of solidarity for the deadly wildfires in Attica, AJC CEO David Harris expresses once more his admiration for Greece.
He wrote:
Why I admire Greece: 1) Wisdom of Ancient Greece - democracy, philosophy, science, culture - continues to shape our world. 2) In WW2 Churchill believed “Greeks don’t fight like heroes, heroes fight like Greeks.” 3) Key US/Israel partner. NATO/EU member. Proud Jewish community.

 
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