“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The British Ambassador John Kittmer and the Canadian Ambassador Robert Peck co-hosted an event at the British Residence in Athens.
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 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.
Photini Tomai-Constantopoulou (Minister A’, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Head of Delegation
Zanet Battinou (Director of the Jewish Museum of Greece) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Paul Hagouel (Jewish Community of Thessaloniki) – Academic Working Group
Vassiliki Keramida (Ministry of Education) – Education Working Group
The Greek Government's spokesman Minister Pantelis Kapsis issued a statement on 14 May denouncing the comments from the Golden Dawn party.
On 5 October 2012, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens hosted a conference entitled "Never, Ever Be a Bystander."
Holocaust Remembrance Day: 27 January
Greece, a member of IHRA since 2005, reaffirms its strong commitment to promoting Holocaust education, remembrance and research, and combating antisemitism, racism and prejudice against the Roma and Sinti.
The recent terrorist attacks in the heart of Europe underline the needfor EU countries, UN members and the international community to remain united and act together to combat antisemitism and any other form of discrimination and xenophobia.