January 27, 2024, Holocaust Remembrance Day - We remember our own people, the 6 million Jews of Europe who were displaced and brutally murdered. We remember losses and pain. We reflect on the fading wound that never healed and feel responsible for preserving the Memory. We remember the 67.000 Greek Jews, relatives, friends and neighbors from all over Greece who were exterminated in Auschwitz, Treblinka, Dachau and the other German death camps. We remember our fellow human beings and fellow citizens, anonymous and named Righteous Among the Nations, who are the light of humanity, who at the risk of their lives saved our co-religionists.
KISE wishes for the New Year 2024 HEALTH, HAPPINESS, PEACE AND PROSPERITY!
"My name is Anna. I am Greek by birth and Jewish by blood. This is the story of my family, but most importantly this is the story of my people, the Jews of Greece”.
Anna Rezan's multi-award winning historical documentary "MY PEOPLE" premieres in Athens, in a special screening, under the auspices of the Hellenic Parliament, co-organized by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, the Jewish Community of Athens and the Jewish Museum of Greece, in the context of the XNUMXth anniversary of Kristallnacht.
The screening will take place on Tuesday 28 November 2023, at the Athens Concert Hall (Mitropoulos Hall), arrival at 18.30, beginning of event at 19.00hrs.
Participation STRICTLY after COMPLETING the form HERE
About Anna Rezan HERE
It began with FANATICISM!... "Kristallnacht", the prelude to the genocide that led to the Holocaust of 6 million European Jews, began with hate speech, propaganda, bigotry, the delegitimization of the Jew to live as an equal with other fellow human beings in civil society.
The 7th of October 2023, with 1.400 dismembered and looted bodies in the towns and villages of Southern Israel and 242 innocent hostages in the hands of terrorists, marks the largest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust. And today, 85 years after Kristallnacht, the same hate speech, propaganda and demonization of the State of Israel lead to the delegitimization of its right to exist as an equal state in the League of Nations.
Today, 85 years after the outbreak of anti-Semitic violence in Germany in 1938, Jews are being targeted in their homes and on the streets of Europe and America, where Islamic terrorists and their followers threaten the principles of democracy and civilization.
Today, as we reflect on Kristallnacht, we resent the signs humanity ignored and continue to ignore, the lessons the world failed to learn. That the cry of the Israeli mother is as painful as the cry of the Palestinian mother, and that both peoples have the right to live in peace and prosperity, against the terrorism of Hamas that affects the children of both peoples.
Today, as we worry about the unequal equations between terrorists and the State of Israel, about the uneducated voices that willfully blind or - even worse - manipulate ignorance, our message is clear, our stance is irrevocable and one: We are against terrorism, bigotry and intolerance!
Athens, November 9, 2023
Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece
The Central Jewish Council of Greece expresses its surprise and concern OLME announcement with which he declared "Monday, November 6, 2023 a nationwide day of action in favor of the Palestinian people", one day before the completion of 30 days since the barbaric attack by Hamas on towns and villages of the State of Israel.
With this text, he adopts the Board of Directors of OLME and uses exactly the same argumentation of Hamas which seeks the destruction of Israel, and the murder of Jews, wherever they are. The authors of the text demonize the State of Israel and delegitimize its right to exist. This text reflects the propaganda of Hamas in order to deepen and widen the hatred against Israel and the Jews in the new generation of Palestinians in Gaza.
Unfortunately, the OLME, in its text of support for the Palestinian people, did not find the space to condemn the inhuman attack by Hamas on October 7, 2023, in which its members slaughtered and burned alive 1.400 Israeli citizens of all ages. He did not find the space to call for the release of 242 Israeli infants, men and women who were kidnapped by Hamas and are being held in the bowels of Gaza! And what's more, he never denied the massacres of Hamas!
BUT THESE WERE JEWS...
Apparently some at OLME don't care about Jews. Their sensitivity is selective... Israel and the Jews are the easy target!
As Israeli politician Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist opposition Officer party, wrote in an open letter: “There is a reason you are protesting against us these days and, like everything else, it comes from feelings. Because contrary to everything you think about yourself, everything you say about color blindness, humanity, human rights defenders and all the rest, you have another personality trait – you are anti-Semitic. I know you think you're not, but you are."
Athens, November 7, 2023
CENTRAL BOARD OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN GREECE