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EJC CALLS ON EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS TO CLAMP DOWN ON ANTISEMITISM AFTER BRITISH JEWISH TEEN AND DUTCH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS BRUTALLY ATTACKED Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 07:55
The European Jewish Congress has called on European governments and law enforcement agencies to enact tougher laws and punishments for racist and anti-Semitic attacks after a British Jewish teen was beaten unconscious only a few days after two Holocaust survivors were brutally attacked in their Amsterdam apartment.

“Europe is rightly talking a lot about the lessons learnt from the Second World War in relation to the refugee crisis,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “However, another lesson is that when Jews are beaten in broad daylight on our streets and in homes, then European tolerance is clearly on the wane.”
“Unfortunately, as usual, the Jews, unwillingly, act as a canary in the coalmine for Europe and these attacks are demonstrating once again that Jews are made to feel unsafe around the continent.”
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70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAUTHAUSEN LIBERATION WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE SPEAKER OF THE GREEK PARLIAMENT & GREEK JEWRY’S REPRESENTATIVES Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 07:43

Greek Jewish leaders joined the country’s official delegation at Mauthausen liberation events.

More than 22,000 people including around 50 survivors on Sunday May 10, 2015, marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen in Austria, one of the Nazis’ biggest concentration camps, organizers say.

The Greek delegation, headed by the Speaker of the Parliament Zoi Konstantopoulou, paid tribute to the 3.700 Greeks who died in Mauthausen. 

The Greek delegation also included: the Christian Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria Mgr. Arsenios, the Greek government’s representative MP Rachel Makri, the Greek Jewry's representatives, the President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece Moses Constantinis and the President of the 2nd Generation of Holocaust Victims Marios Soussis, the Ambassador of Greece to Austria Crychoula Aleiferi and the Permanent Representative of Greece to OSCE, Ambassador Andreas Papadakis.

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B’NAI B’RITH WORLD CENTER AND KKL-JNF RECOGNIZE GREEK RABBI WHO SAVED HUNDREDS OF JEWS DURING HOLOCAUST Print E-mail
Friday, 17 April 2015 07:58

The B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) held for the 13th consecutive year a unique, joint Holocaust commemoration ceremony on Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah)—the only event dedicated annually to commemorating the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the years of torment in Europe. Some 200 border patrol cadets—who provided an honor guard—and some 200 high school students participated in the ceremony together with Jewish rescuers and survivors. Approximately 1,000 people attended the ceremony.

This year’s event memorialized Rabbi Moshe Shimon Pessach (1869-1955), an outstanding rabbinic and communal figure who served for 63 years as rabbi, including later in life as chief rabbi of Greece. Pessach, the scion of a long line of towering Sephardic rabbinic figures in Greece, shepherded the Volos Jewish community of approximately 1,000 people through tumultuous times. Fiercely loyal to his country and to his community, Pessach initiated and orchestrated the rescue of his community during the German occupation, efforts that led to the survival of 74 percent of the Volos Jews—an extraordinary achievement in a country where 85 percent of Jews were murdered in the Holocaust—and led a partisan unit against the Germans.

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B’nai B’rith World Center and KKL-JNF to Recognize Greek Rabbi who Saved Hundreds of Jews During Holocaust Print E-mail
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:53
The B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) will hold for the 13th consecutive year a unique, joint Holocaust commemoration ceremony on Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) on April 16—the only event dedicated annually to commemorating the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the years of torment in Europe. Some 200 border patrol cadets—who will provide an honor guard—and some 200 high school students will participate in the ceremony together with Jewish rescuers and survivors. The ceremony will take place at the Martyrs' Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza at 10:00 a.m. local time.
This year’s event will memorialize Rabbi Moshe Shimon Pessach (1869-1955), an outstanding rabbinic and communal figure who served for 63 years as rabbi, including later in life as chief rabbi of Greece. Pessach, the scion of a long line of towering Sephardic rabbinic figures in Greece, shepherded the Volos Jewish community of approximately 1,000 people through tumultuous times. Fiercely loyal to his country and to his community, Pessach initiated and orchestrated the rescue of his community during the German occupation, efforts that led to the survival of 74 percent of the Volos Jews—an extraordinary achievement in a country where 85 percent of Jews were murdered in the Holocaust—and led a partisan unit against the Germans.
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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE TERROR ATTACKS IN DENMARK Print E-mail
Monday, 16 February 2015 13:50

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece strongly condemns the terror attacks in Copenhagen that once more targeted the freedom of speech and the Jews alike.

The Greek Jewry expresses its outrage and sorrow over the fact that innocent people, among whom our coreligionists, have once again been the victims of fanaticism, bigotry and anti-Semitism.

The policy of the rhetoric condemnation of such phenomena by itself does  not provide either sufficient or efficient confrontation of the issue. The State, the Church, the Institutions and the social factors in our country have the moral obligation to undertake coordinated and multy-faced efforts which must combine measures for the immediate prevention with long-term projects. To this end we stress the important role of Education and Culture.

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