Greek Jews commemorate deportations to Auschwitz

People collect in Thessaloniki to remember the community's 50,000 Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

April 8, 2013 12:27
A flower rests on train tracks during a Holocaust memorial in Thessaloniki, March 2013

Train tracks Holocaust memorial Thessaloniki 370. (photo credit: Hadas Parush)

Last month, the Jewish community of Thessaloniki commemorated 70 years since the first deportation of Jews to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camps. 

In association with the local Jewish community, the municipality, the World Jewish Congress and the Israeli embassy in Athens, representatives of world Jewry converged upon the city to remember the 50,000 Jews of Thessaloniki who perished in the Holocaust. 

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