Venizelos: ‘Neo-Nazis will be marginalized by Greek society’



venizelosGreece’s Deputy Prime Minister, Evangelos Venizelos during his speech for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, expressed his belief that “the neo-Nazi elements, which attack Democracy and violate the law will be marginalized by Greek society.”

Venizelos pointed out that  the Greeks today, honor the memory of the thousands of Greek Jews who were victims of Nazi brutality.  He also noted that the Greek government describes the denial of the Holocaust as repugnant and condemns anti-Semitism. He emphasized on the necessity of implementation of the existing anti-racist legislation.

The Greek State, with systematic actions, is assisting the international fight against anti-Semitism. Greece hasn’t forgotten the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust,” he said.

The Greek Minister of Public Order, Nikos Dendias, layed a wreath at the monument of the Holocaust of Greek Jews in Thisio Athens, Greece. In the afternoon he will attend a special event organized by the Jewish Community of Athens in Pallas Theater.

In 2013, Ilias Kasidiaris, member of the neo-nazi organization Golden Dawn, had reported that he is a Holocaust denier, causing intense reactions from the Greek government. Kasidiaris has made many similar statements in the past. “History has not yet given its final verdict on Hitler,” he said during a televised interview.


28 COMMENTS

  1. Who is this fat pig of a Criminal to talk now about Golden Dawn when he has commited more crimes than any Politician in Parliament? Why isn’t Venizelos in jail for hiding the Legarde List 2 years in his home? And what about Venizelos’ controversial submarine bribery deal, he signed in 2010?

    And what about PASOK & ND Parties still owing 250 million Euros to their
    Banker Cronies in “phony” loans they have not paid back a penny yet?

    Venizelos and the Corrupt Gov’t and Press here is using GD and anything as a DISTRACTION to take attention away from the Massive Crimes these two corrupt Parties have committed as well as Treason against the whole Greek nation after 39 years of corrupt rule– They MUST ALL BE IMPEACHED and JAILED for high crimes and TREASON against the Greek People and State!

  2. Slight correction. New Democracy and PASOK, the two crime syndicates that masquerade as political parties have been taking turns governing (“looting”) Greece since 1974. That’s 40 years.

    Even supporters of New Democracy leader and Greek PM Antonis Samaras will readily admit that PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and PASOK are politically irrelevant dinosaurs today. I will trully be surprised if PASOK can exceed 3% of the vote at the upcoming municipal and EU parliamentary elections.
    New Democracy is not powerful or popular but they have the support of perhaps 12% – 15% of the Greek electorate and it will take a few more months, maybe a year before they are as irrelevant as PASOK.

    This is an excerpt from the last page of todays edition of Greek newspaper Δημοκρατία.

    “Oσοι διαδίδουν ότι η κατάσταση που παρουσιάζεται στις δημοσκοπήσεις (εν όψει ευρωεκλογών) είναι αναστρέψιμη να το… κοιτάξουν σε κανέναν καλό γιατρό γιατί μπορεί να τους αφήσει κανένα κουσούρι στην πορεία! Λοιπόν – για να ξέρετε – υπάρχει μυστική πανελλαδική μέτρηση που δίνει συνολικά σε Ν.Δ. και (νεκρό) ΠΑΣΟΚ κάτω από 16%!!! Και μη ρωτήσετε ποιο κόμμα βρίσκεται στην δεύτερη θέση, έτσι;”

    To summarise it says that whoever believes what the official polls are saying should see a doctor, and that there exists a secret panhellenic poll that gives New Democracy and PASOK a combined mere 16% of the vote. It finishes by saying: “You don’t need to ask us what is Greece’s 2nd most popular party”. LOL!

  3. Judging by the most recent polls, it appears PASOK is being marginalized by Greek Society.
    No one should deny the holocaust against Jews, Pacifists, political opponents, Roma, Homosexuals, Slavs, and others during the war. Politicizing it for personal gain is almost as bad. .

  4. the nazis are out in force this afternoon, good to see mama let you guys on the computer.

  5. Ilias Kasidiaris,
    are you for real ! How could one support Hitler who was responsible for the murder of the Greek people “hate begats hate – like dog begats dog”

  6. Not just a forurm for Nazis for communists as well. Communism has gone mainstream in Greece (ala Syriza)

  7. To be fair neither GD, SYRIZA or KKE jailed MPs without alternates essentially eliminating the people’s representation, nor have they removed a party’s funding without a conviction or skewed parliaments majority or tossed out MPs for not being in lock step with the party leadership. Totalitarianism must be contagious or is this a precursor to a Junta?

  8. If you pay attention, the ones that call our democratically elected government a “juntu” on this forum are mostly fascists and communists. MSMiles is a fan of hitler (treason) and Worldfixer isn’t even Greek.

  9. We do not need to waste time comparing who said what. No one here can deny this government is stretching the limits of the Constitutionality and legality. In such instances where government has been compromised and freedom of representation lost for political gain, typically there is a sympathetic effect favouring the minority “victim” parties.

  10. You will see who will be marginalized by Greek society in the may elections you fat corrupt disgusting pig. You and your corrupt thieving accomplices will be wiped off the map!!!!

  11. Hitler on the Greeks and Romans

    “One of his favourite themes was that Western civilization had reached its finest flowering in the Mediterranean basin, in the civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. His admiration of the Greeks, in particular, knew no bounds and in many respects his views bore an uncanny resemblance to those of the great Johann Joachim Winckelmann. There is no way of knowing whether Hitler, a notorious pickpocket in the market of ideas, actually took these notion from the pioneer art historian. But Winckelmann’s dictum that ‘the only way for us to become great. . . lies in the imitation of the Greeks’ is one that Hitler repeated virtually word for word on various occasions. What he say in their culture was a peerless aesthetic ideal. ‘What makes the Greek concept of beauty a model in the wonderful combination of the most magnificent physical beauty with a brilliant mind and the noblest soul’. As a result the Greeks had achieved perfection in every field. He considered the Parthenon to be supreme and the architectural style he himself later endorsed was initially a pastiche of neo-Dorian. Greek sculpture had never been surpassed in his view and one of his most prized possessions was the best surviving copy of Myron’s Discobolus, Discus Thrower. He had acquired it in 1938 and on placing it on exhibition praised it as an aesthetic model for all time. ‘May you all then realize how glorious man already was back then in his physical beauty,’ he told his audience. ‘We can speak of progress only if we have attained like perfection or if we manage to surpass it.’ He also admired the Greeks for ‘the excellence of their world thought.’ ‘Our technology alone is all they lacked,’ he maintained. Despite his own nonbelief, he even admired Greek religion and his entourage must have found it hard to trust their ears when they heard him say, ‘We would not be in any danger today to pray to Zeus.’ The strength and serenity of pagan iconography he contrasted to Christian imagery of suffering and pain – ‘You need only look at the head of Zeus or Athena and compare it to that of a medieval crucifixion scene or of some saint.’ The distinction was visible in architecture as well. ‘What a difference,’ he said, ‘between a dark cathedral and a bright, open temple.’ All in all, Greek civilization represented ‘a beauty that exceeds anything that is evident today’.

    It was an enthusiasm he never lost. In 1941, after the Wehrmacht had devastated Yugoslavia in its march through the Balkans and crossed the Greek border, Hitler commented to Goebbels how much he admired the bravery of the Greek army. ‘Perhaps there is still some of the old Hellenic in them.’ The Fuhrer, Goebbels further recorded, ‘forbids any bombing of Athens. . . Rome and Athens are Meccas for him. He deeply regrets having to fight the Greeks. Had the British not intervened, he would never have hastened to help the Italians.’ A few weeks later, he returned to find Hitler ‘sad that he considered it at all necessary to fight in Greece. The Greeks certainly did not deserve it. He intends to treat them as humanely as he possibly can. We watch a newsreel of our entry into Athens. The Fuhrer can take absolutely no pleasure in it, so deeply saddened is he by Greece’s fate.’

    His esteem for the Romans was of a different order. He admired their ‘grandeur,’ their ‘world empire,’ their ‘imperial might’. The age of Augustus marked the zenith of Western civilization. ‘Ancient Rome was a colossally serious state. Great ideas inspired the Romans’. Above all, it was their architecture and its enduring influence on Italy that he venerated. Years after his state visit to Italy he was still in raptures: ‘Rome moved me. And in Naples, the courtyard of the royal palace, how splendid are its proportions, one element balanced by another.’ In Rome he was left in awe by the magnitude of the great ruins, in particular the Colosseum and the Baths of Caracalla. But the Pantheon and Hadrian’s tomb impressed him still more. As time passed it was less to the Greeks and more to the Romans, with their domes, vaults, arches and arcades, that he turned to for architectural inspiration.

    Hitler deplored the fall of the Roman Empire and, having often pondered the reasons for it, eventually came to the conclusion that ‘Rome was broken by Christianity not by the Teutons and Huns’. He even appeared to justify the crucifixion of Jesus, commenting on the Oberammergau passion play, which he attended in 1930 and 1934, ‘Rarely has the Jewish threat to the ancient Roman world been so graphically illustrated as in the person of Pontius Pilate in this play; he emerges as a Roman so racially and intellectually superior that he stands out like a rock amid the Jewish dung and rabble.’ Had it not been for the Christians, he said on another occasion, Rome would have retained control of all of Europe and its legions would have demolished the Hunic tribes. European history would have taken an entirely different course. ‘It would be better,’ he said, ‘to speak of Constantine the Traitor’ and ‘Julian the Steadfast’ instead of calling the one ‘the Great’ and the other ‘the Apostate.'”

    Frederic Spotts, Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics, pp.21-22

  12. Golden Dawn are the only hope for the future; unless you enjoy living as an impoverished slave under a neo-Communist dictatorship.

  13. He might have liked the Greeks so much that he invaded our country, destroyed it and killed and starved millions of Greeks and Jews and millions of other Europeans.He is a beastly war criminal who also destroyed his own country. The Greeks in return despise him and all of his modern followers.The less i hear about him the better my stomach will feel.His name makes me to want to puke.

  14. LOL! What an emotionally hysterical rant. Straight out of the latest Holocaust fairy-tales written by Rabbi Rubin Levinstein, not doubt.

    Got any independent thoughts, in that brain of yours?

  15. Thank you,
    I appreciate your reply and grasp of history and the time you took to write it – in some respects in was enlightening

  16. I beg to differ, Shlomo. If you had any sense of independence in your thinking, you wouldn’t have parroted a bunch of nonsensical garbage that usually only appears in pseudo intellectual chat rooms, like Yahoo! Answers.

    My above quote is sourced at the bottom; you can read the book itself — it is not written by what you’d call a “nazi”. Quite the opposite in fact; but despite the Authors own beliefs and opinions on the Third Reich; he doesn’t let that cloud the objective facts he presents in his book.

    Seriously. grow up and read an actual academic paper; instead of rubbish like Yahoo! Answers and Facebook.

  17. I am very independent democratic and liberal in my ideas and beliefs.and I repeat god help my beautiful country if it ever come to the state to be governed by foul mouthed thugs and hooligans like you and your idol Hitler.Because lets face it you arenot exactly the ideal agent of decency.