Greece

Holocaust Remembrance Activities in Greece in 2017

Although the Remembrance Day for the Holocaust Victims and Heroes (27th January) is an opportunity for several commemoration ceremonies all over Greece, fortunately this is not the only time that...

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Holocaust Education in Greece in 2017

Greece puts a great deal of emphasis on education about the Holocaust and numerous events were held in the second half of 2017 alone. The events were primarily organized by the Ministry of Education...

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Greek Government Issues Statement Condemning Incident of Holocaust Denial

The Greek Government's spokesman Minister Pantelis Kapsis issued a statement on 14 May denouncing the comments from the Golden Dawn party. Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, chairman of the Greek far-right...

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"Never, Ever Be a Bystander" Conference Held in Athens

On 5 October 2012, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens hosted a conference entitled "Never, Ever Be a Bystander." ITF Chair Ambassador Jan Deboutte attended and addressed the...

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Thessaloniki Commemorates Anniversary of Deportations

The Jewish community of Thessaloniki held a series of events around 15 March to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first deportations from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz. Commemoration events...

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Greek Ministry of Education and Religion Establishes Cooperation with the Jewish Museum of Greece

On 22 January, a Memorandum of Cooperation between the General Secretariat of Religion of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religion and the Jewish Museum of Greece was signed in Athens. The...

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UK and Canada Mark Chairmanship Handover in Greece

The British Ambassador John Kittmer and the Canadian Ambassador Robert Peck co-hosted an event at the British Residence in Athens. Following Canada'’s active and dedicated leadership, the UK...

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Wreath laying

Wreath laying by representatives of the schools of Larissa in memory of the 1.5 million child Holocaust victims.Anne Frank square, 11:30

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