Friday, 27 March 2015 13:33
On March 24, 2015 Alexis Tsipras visited the field of stelae and the exhibition of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, accompanied by the Greek Ambassador Panos Kalogeropoulos.
The Greek Prime Minister was greeted by Uwe Neumärker, director of the foundation, Ulrich Baumann, assistant director and Lea Rosh, president of the Association for the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
After a brief introduction by Mr. Neumärker in the field of stelae Alexis Tsipras received a guided tour of the exhibition at the Information Centre.
The Prime Minister was interested in particular in how the persecution of the Greek Jews is presented in the exhibition, such as the fate of the David family from Ioannina, most of whom were murdered in Auschwitz. Theirs is one of 15 family stories shown in the Room of Families. The tour was accompanied by an intense exchange and numerous questions by Mr. Tsipras.
At the end of the tour Mr. Tsipras signed his name in the visitors’ book and noticed: »Knowledge of history can strengthen us, even if it hurts, so that we work together to ensure that humanity never experiences such pain again.«
The visit to the Holocaust Memorial was a private visit during his stay in Germany. Alexis Tsipras is the first Greek Prime Minister who visited the Holocaust Memorial.
[Source: Site Stiftung Denkmal fur die ermordeten Juden Europas]