2016 Holocaust Remembrance Day of the Greek Jewry


The Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day of the Greek Jewry was commemorated at the Consulate General of Greece in New York City on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

The ceremony began with introduction by Ambassador Georgios Iliopoulos, Consul General of Greece in New York, followed by Rabbi Martin A. Cohen, Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew Union College.

The keynote speaker was Ambassador Loucas Tsilas, who gave a presentation “Understanding the Holocaust”.

Mr. Solomon Asser, President of the American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece gave his remarks on behalf of AFJMG and presented an award to Ambassador Georgios Iliopoulos for his important work in promoting Greek-Jewish heritage.

The ceremony ended with closing remarks by his Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Hidden Children in Occupied Greece at Consulate General of Greece in New York City

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In conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day of the Greek Jewry,

the traveling exhibit of the Jewish Museum of Greece,

“Hidden Children in Occupied Greece”

is on display from January 11th to February 5th 2016

at the lower level of the Consulate General of Greece in New York City.

Public viewing hours are from Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm.

Consulate General of Greece
69 E 79th Street
New York, NY 10075


 Invitation to the Holocaust Remembrance Day of the Greek Jewry will be followed.

Synagonistis in Florida from December 12, 2015 to February 3, 2016

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Synagonistis: Greek Jews in the National Resistance
on display at
Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th St. South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

December 12, 2015 – February 3, 2016

Following a 6-month war on the Albanian front, Nazi Germany invaded Greece on
April 6, 1941. Of the few Greek Jews who escaped Axis forces, 650 men and women
joined Greek’s resistance movements. Synagonistis tells some of their stories.