Thessaloniki Jews Commemorate Deportation by Nazis

jewsOn March 15, 1943, the first train to Auschwitz left Thessaloniki, taking about 2, 800 Jews from the city. In memory of the first Holocaust victims from Thessaloniki, memorial events will take place in the city titled, Never Again. Thessaloniki – Auschwitz. 70 years after the departure of the first train.

The memorial events include:

A march, on the morning of March 16, that will begin at Eleftheria Square, where the first anti-Jewish measures took place in 1942 , and will end at the old train station from where the trains to Auschwitz departed.

The photography exhibition, Thessaloniki: the flower of the Balkans, under the care of the Yad Vashem Foundation.

The Sephardic music concert, Jewish Soul, by The City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra in commemoration of the 50, 000 Jews of Thessaloniki that were killed by the Nazis.

The projection of the film by Vassilis Loules, Kisses to the Children. The film is about the story of five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation.

All the events are organized by the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, the Embassy of Israel, the World Jewish Congress and the AUTH, under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. The photograph exhibition is under the patronage of the Embassy of Canada in Greece.


  1. Nobel Prizewinner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in his opus, The Gulag Archipelago, using the research of a Soviet statistician who had access to secret government files, I. A. Kurganov, estimated that between 1918 and 1959, at least 66 million people died at the hands of the Communist rulers of Russia.

    Although that number may be far too high, in Gulag Archipelago II, Solzhenitsyn affirms that Jews created and administered the organized Soviet concentration camp system in which tens of millions of Christians died.

    Pictured on page 79 of the Gulag Archipelago II are the leading administrators of the greatest killing machine in the history of the world. They are Aron Solts, Yakov Rappoport, Lazar Kogan, Matvei Berman, Genrikh Yagoda, and Naftaly Frenkel.

  2. Organized Jewry can be clearly shown to have had world-wide strategic objectives since the beginning of the last century. For instance, an early 20th Century goal of Russian and World Jewry was the overthrow of the Czarist government of Imperial Russia.

    Jewish communities around the world supported the establishment of a proto-Jewish Communist regime in Russia. They provided most of the leadership and financing for the “Russian Revolution,” a revolution that was actually more Jewish led than Russian led. Its chief financier was in fact the New York Jewish Capitalist, and extreme Jewish supremacist Jacob Schiff .

    The National Archives of the United States reveal that in the first government of Communist Russia there were only 13 ethnic Russians and MORE THAN 300 JEWS out of a total of 384 Commissars. Let that startling fact sink in: there were only 13 ethnic Russians in the first Bolshevik government of the “Russian Revolution.”

    Even Winston Churchill described the Russian Revolution as a takeover by Bolshevik Jews that had “…seized the Russian people by the hair of their heads and become the masters of this enormous empire.”

  3. After 2 World Wars & 10 million people murdered and 1/2 million slaughtered in Greece, why would anyone think the German mentality has changed? It’s only been 60 years and they are at it again now destroying Europe in a new kind of ‘Biltzkrieg’ with “Financial
    Weapons of Mass Destruction”…

    They are also selling military weapons on the open world market and training other countries armies and Police like they have done in Greece, making them brutal …Why is the US & EU Allowing this to happen?

    The Germans must be reigned in again before it’s too late.

  4. The biggest arms dealer, & supporter of brutal dictatorships, & military coups around the world is the United States of America NOT Germany.
    The USA has killed tens of millions of people across the 3rd world either directly via US military campaigns(Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan & soon Iran and possibly North Korea & China), via sanctions which have led to famines(e.g Iraq), or via the involvement of the CIA in engineering civil wars.(e.g. Syria today, Libya, Lebanon, Guatemala, numerous Central & South American civil wars and military coups).

    As for your assertion that Germany killed 10 million people in Greece, Greece only had a population of 8 million at the time of the German invasion.
    During the German occupation, half a million Greeks died, mainly from famine.
    The most notorious famine in Athens claimed the lives of 300000 civilians in a few months. This is blamed on the German occupying forces, & whilst the Germans are guilty of not fullfilling their duty as occupiers to supply the civilian population with food, what the mainstream media won’t tell you is that the ONLY reason this food shortage occurred im Athens & Greece im general is because the British navy put a TOTAL embargo on any supply of food or medicine or anything else entering Greece, in order to create logistics problems for the German occupiers.
    Ofcourse the Germans did not respond at all to this British tactic, & this British strategy cost 300000 Greek men, women and children their lives in Athens.
    Nice ally the British were.

  5. Friend, you clearly need some psychological or medical counseling. “Zionism” “organized Jewry” etc. doesn’t really exist except in the minds of some unhappy, disturbed and ignorant people. As far as Greece’s troubles are concerned, the folks who plunder and steal from the Greeks are — surprise! — Greeks. I live there so I know. Even the wealthy American Greeks give nothing to their homeland, it is so disgraced. The folks who talk so much about Zionists and Jews are usually priests and officials of the Greek Orthodox Church. Forget about them — most lead secret homosexual lives within the church and are as stupid as Afghan mullahs. I am a Jew, and I don’t have any power or money or influence. But I do have a nice Ruger semi-automatic rifle 5.56mm and I know how to use it. Would you like to come find out what Jews are really like?

  6. “The folks who talk so much about Zionists and Jews are usually priests
    and officials of the Greek Orthodox Church. Forget about them — most
    lead secret homosexual lives within the church and are as stupid as
    Afghan mullahs”

    As a Greek, I don’t agree with prior posters offensive anti-Jewish statements but your own ridiculous stereotyping makes you little different. Have you even met an actual Greek priest? They rarely if ever talk about politics much less Jews. Every group has its extremists including Greeks. You seem to be one of the Jews variety. A self righteous violent bigot.

  7. If you really want straight talk then the christian church is full of BS. Of course the same is true of the Jewish religion as well . Jewish is a cult built on myths just like Islam or Christianity. Even Jewish secular are living a myth. You may call yourself Jewish if you like but the reality is is you aren’t related to ancient Israelis in any meaningful way.

    The fact is Jewish used to be a proselytizing religion like the other ones. It only changed in the modern era when the Jewish ethnic identity was born. Modern Jews are essentially different ethnic groups that that were assimilated into Jewish identity when it became a quasi-ethnic group. (sort of like Christians one day declaring themselves an ethnic group). This is all blatently obvious to anyone with even basic logic skills. (as some of you look arab, others German, others Russian, others black, etc)

    Its particularly sad given the Holocaust that unlike the rest of the world, modern Israel does not allow non-Jews to marry people with non-Jewish identity. That along with the slow ethnic cleansing of non-Jews from Israel amounts to the behavior of Nazis. Good luck with your intolerance for the sake of stone age religious myths.

  8. Since you mention mental illness the below should be of interest to you.

    Evidence that Jews are carriers of schizophrenia is disclosed in a paper prepared for the American Journal of Psychiatry by Dr. Arnold A. Hutschnecker, the New York psychiatrist who once treated President Nixon.In a study entitled “Mental Illness: The Jewish Disease” Dr. Hutschnecker said that although all Jews are not mentally ill, mental illness is highly contagious and Jews are the principal sources of infection.Dr. Hutschnecker stated that every Jew is born with the seeds of schizophrenia and it is this fact that accounts for the world-wide persecution of Jews.”The world would be more compassionate toward the Jews if it was generally realized that Jews are not responsible for their condition.” Dr. Hutschnecker said. “Schizophrenia is the fact that creates in Jews a compulsive desire for persecution.”

  9. You are absolutely right about the Greek Church. Many priests openly support GD and this is proof that they belong in the same league as the Taliban.

    This guy Msmlies is a revolting extremist and efforts are under way to trace his IP address land nab him for spreading hate propaganda on the Internet.

  10. Not that it excuses any anti-jewish rhetoric, but you attacking the entire Greek church with stereotypes puts you in the same league of the Taliban you “revolting” troll. Your hate speech is no better.

  11. I appreciate your remarks. (and I sincerely mean that. Not just being polite).

    It has become extremely fashionable to bash Greeks in the mainstream these days (like the trolls that just complained about MSmiles then didn’t think twice to sound just like him when it comes to Greek Christians)

    Some of criticism is earned. The disaster of our fiances is our own fault. Even then though, given we only make up 2% of the EU’s economy the amount of negative press we’ve received globally for it is absurd. (as if such an insignificant economy as ours is single handled is remotely responsible for global economic uncertainty)

    Then throw in we are unfairly demonized by self-proclaimed “human rights” groups for simply expecting our borders respected like everyone else (rather than be treated like some sort of dumping ground for Europe’s illegal migrants).

    Then to add further insult to injury, people in a fair chunk of the world pretends they don’t notice the government of the former Yugoslavians not only encouraging their citizens to see our sovereign country as their own, but to insanely attempt to usurp our very identity. (imagine if Palestinians claimed to be the “real” Jews while claiming Arabic was actually Hebrew)

    This is the real reason why the hostility of extremists like XA have arisen. Its not just about our depressed economy as is widely misreported in foreign press. And despite the salutes, it’s not about “neo-Nazism” as is also misreported. It’s that many Greeks feel some foreigners are literally trying to subtlety ethnically delete us. Thus many are being driven to distrust foreigners (XA is basically the Greek version of Kach in Israel)

    For the first time in my life, I completely understand how it feels like when much of world seems out to lynch you. One becomes torn between lashing back at everything foreign and trying not to become the very evil that is directed at you. It’s a horrifying experience.

  12. I said “Many” priests. I am not blaming the entire Church. To me any member of any clergy who supports hate and racism should be dismissed.

    I also didn’t mean to single out the Greek Church. All monotheistic religions are corrupt and fascist by nature and many have been further corrupted by accepting and tolerating child abusers. Islam and Catholicism are especially vile religions and the Greek church doesn’t have much to be proud of.

  13. That’s not how you phrased things originally. Putting anyone in the Greek church in the same league of the “Taliban” (much less “many” in the Greek church) is incredibly offensive. Millions of Jews died at the hands of the Nazis. Jews have died at the hands of taliban terrorist. There is not a single Jewish person that has died at the hands of a Greek priest. Its such an extreme analogy it unquestionable amounts to hate speech. Your are the very thing you complain about. A bigot.

  14. The soutzoukaki who is the bishop of Piraeus is definitely in the ssameleague as the taliban. Google it and you will see. It is not just about Jews, it is also about how they treat others.

  15. You’re MOTHERFLIPPING MORON if you believe this sh-t!

    This isn’t credible AT ALL!!!!!

    Anyone who took a basic psychology course would know that this report is garbage! Jesus Christ, what the freak?????????


    Even if it wasn’t (for the love of God!) it’d still be outdated by FORTY YEARS!

    For crying out loud, did you seriously think nobody would notice what crap that was?????

  16. If words alone put someone in the “league of the taliban:” then you would have equally accused some Jewish rabbis of being in the “league of the Taliban” (which is just as absurd as saying it of Greek priests). How would you feel if some one said something offensive like “Many Rabbis openly support Kach and this is proof that they belong in the same league as the Taliban”.

    Furthermore you agreed with anti-Greek bigot McGillicuddy who spounted one long rants against Greeks.

    As far as Greece’s troubles are concerned, the folks who plunder and steal from the Greeks are — surprise! — Greeks. ”
    “Even the wealthy American Greeks give nothing to their homeland, it is so disgraced”

    “the folks who talk so much about Zionists and Jews are usually priests and officials of the Greek Orthodox Church.”

    “Forget about them — most lead secret homosexual lives within the church and are as stupid as Afghan mullahs”

    The rational inconsistency of your positions suggest you are just an ultra nationalist manipulator that cries racism when its directed at you then stays dead silent when its directed from someone from your own heritage at someone else.That isn’t human rights. That’s sophistry, political propaganda and hate.

  17. Jewish poster Joseph was morally consistent. Not you or the anti-Hellenic troll McGillicuddy. He understands its wrong to stereotype either Jewish or Greeks in such a manner (whether it’s someone Jewish, Greek or anyone else doing). Over the top slander of that variety is exactly what groups like the Taliban resort to.

  18. If you are really against racism attack GD’s trolls on the site, not me. The fact is that the Greek Church’ like many other clerical hierarchies has been very seriously corrupted by extreme nationalism and support for violent racism (support for Golden Dawn, Bosnian Serbs committing genocide) in the recent past, collusion with the Turks from the 15th to 18th centuries, paedophilia since heaven knows when and financial scams. It is not an institution that deserves respect, no religious organisation does. And, yes, I cannot see the difference between Seraphim, the metropolitan of Piraeus and Mulla Omar of the Taliban.

  19. I already did criticize and do criticize. It’s you that went on a single sided rant against Greeks. You are obviously just a nationalist with prejudices that has some sort of bone to pick with Greeks. If you weren’t you would have equally criticized Jewish extremists rather than agreed with the hyperbole of Greek hating bigots like McGillicuddy. (like Joseph did in a balanced fashion.)

  20. Using your own standards then, do you see a difference between Kach in Israel and the Taliban?

    How about the prominent Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef who said ” “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.”

    Do you then equally go around agreeing with people saying statements like

    “Forget about those Rabbis– most lead secret homosexual lives within the Synogogue and are as stupid as Afghan mullahs”

    See how it sounds from the other side of the coin. Not very nice.

  21. Yes, Ovadia Yosef is also just as bad as the Taliban. Judaism is as much a warped belief as Islam and Christianity, however it does have a much cleaner history – no slavery, no inquisition, no forced conversions. Happy?

  22. While I appreciate you now trying to take a more consistent approach you need to open up a history book. The Greek church had nothing with the “inquisition”, many Greek themselves were forced to convert to Christianity by early fundamentalists, and Jews were no less involved in slave trade than Christians and muslims.

    I can understand silence. Its not your job to defend Greeks. Each person tends to spend more time defending his own. I can even understand criticizing some individual extremist. What you chose to do though is jump to defence of extreme statements by McGillicuddy as he ranted against not only Greek priest but Greeks in general. Imagine if I had done this with MsMiles how you would feel.

    Joseph was much more principled. He knows it’s wrong dehumanizing either Greeks or Jews because of the views of a minority of extremists.