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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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PRESIDENT RIVLIN'S MEETING WITH THE GREEK JEWISH LEADERSHIP Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:03

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, on the occasion of his state visit in Athens, met with the President and the Members of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and the Presidents of the Greek Jewish Communities. President Rivlin on his twitter account wrote:



 
PRESIDENT PAVLOPOULOS RECEIVES ISRAELI PRESIDENT RIVLIN; SENDS MESSAGE AGAINST NAZISM Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:27

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin started off his official visit to Greece on Monday January 29, 2018 by laying a wreath at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square.
Afterwards Rivlin made his way to the presidential mansion, where he was received by Greek president Prokopios Pavlopoulos.
Greeting Rivlin, the Greek President sent a message against the revival of nazism and assured his Israeli counterpart that Greeks consider the Holocaust Museum that will be built in Thessaloniki the least homage to the city's Jewish community. The foundation stone for the new museum was laid on Tuesday January 30, 2018 in a ceremony attended by Rivlin.
"The action of the remnants of facism and nazis, who pose a danger for humanity must not be permitted," said Pavlopoulos.

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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE DESECRATION OF THE HOLOCAUST MONUMENT IN THESSALONIKI Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:24

Merely a week before the International Holocaust Remembrance Day followers of the Nazi party in Greece stated their presence by desecrating the Holocaust Monument in Thessaloniki with their repulsive signature.

They did not desecrate just the memory of the 50.000 Jews of Thessaloniki, the 65.000 Jews of Greece, the 6.000.000 Jews of Europe deported and exterminated by the Nazis in the German concentration camps. They desecrated the values of Democracy itself, the very civilization of a city, and proved that the remnants of Nazism have still roots in our country. Roots that -if not eradicated by society- might spread even more guiding us again in the darkest period of world history.

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece urges one more time the State Authorities, the Church and the social institutions to firmly condemn the vandal attack against the memory and the history of Thessaloniki and of Greece.

Athens, January 22, 2018 

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

 
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE GRAFFITI ON THE SYNAGOGUE OF VOLOS Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:19

In the early morning hours of Saturday January 20, 2018, unknown vandals desecrated the entrance gate of the Synagogue of Volos with insulting graffiti reading “siktir Israel”.

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece condemns this hideous act of vandalism of a site of prayer and calls upon the Authorities to increase security measures, take all necessary steps in order to arrest the perpetrators  and prevent the repetition of such incidents that represent a stain on the image of the city of Volos.

Athens, January 23, 2018

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

 
KIS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ATTACK AGAINST THE GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM IN BETHLEHEM Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 11:25

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece unreservedly condemns the attack against the Patriarch of Jerusalem in Bethlehem upon his arrival in the city for the Feast of Epiphany.

We express the abhorrence of Greek Jewry for the violence that has occurred and we feel it’s necessary to stress once that fanaticism, violence and intimidation cannot in any way be accepted or acceptable methods for supporting a position.

Athens, January 9th, 2018
CENTRAL BOARD OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN GREECE

 
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