Saturday, March 15, 2014

Never Again. Thessaloniki - Auschwitz 71 Years After


Posted on March 13, 2014 by the Greek News Agenda

"Never Again.  Thessaloniki-Auschwitz 71 Years After"

The victims of the Holocaust will be commemorated in the events that will take place in Thessaloniki on March 15 - 16 and will be hosted by the local Jewish community, the municipality and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The events will culminate in a symbolic march from Eleftherias Square to the Old Railway Station Square in memory of the nearly 50,--- Thessaloniki Jews who perished in the crematoriums of the Nazi concentration camps.  According to German records, approximately 45,000 people reached Auschwitz from Thessaloniki, and only less than 5% of Thessaloniki's Jewish population escaped deportation.

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