Monday, 9 March 2015
5) GREECE & HOLOCAUST
Greece was home to Europe's oldest Jewish community (4th Century BC). There were 77,380 Jews in Greece at the beginning of the Second World War. More than 67,000 died in holocaust which amounts to 87% of the pre-war Jewish population in Greece. The Jewish Greece in this blog will include sites from Thessaloniki (Saloniki) and Athens.
Holocaust Memorial of Thessalonikki. About 96% of Thessaloniki's Jewish community perished in the Holocaust. Out of the 50,000 Jews of pre-war Thessaloniki, only 2,000 survived the Holocaust.
Holocaust Memorial of Athens. Out of the 3,500 Athenian Jews in 1940, an estimated 1,690 were deported to concentration camps.