In this year's WE REMEMBER campaign, the Hellenic Parliament and ten municipalities across Greece conveyed a powerful message about the need to preserve Holocaust Remembrance and combat anti-Semitism by illuminating Town Halls, buildings and landmarks. The City Halls of Athens, Corfu, Kavala, Veria lit up their facades with the WE REMEMBER logo for 2024, which was also displayed at the entrance of the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Ioannina, on the facade of the Mikis Theodorakis Theater in Chania -Crete, as well as on the home page of the website of the Municipality of Preveza, where it remained uploaded for three days. In Thessaloniki the logo was displayed on the banner of the Holocaust Remembrance Day that covered the façade of the Municipality. Also, the Town Hall of Larissa was illuminated blue, while in Chalkida members and friends of the Jewish Community were photographed with WE REMEMBER signs at the city's Holocaust Monument.
The story behind the Greek logo WE REMEMBER
As every year, this year as well, the logo distributed by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and displayed on the Hellenic Parliament and on City Halls was designed by the graphic designer of the Jewish Museum of Greece, Haya Cohen.
The graphic preserves and perpetuates a part of the history of Greek Jewry. The illustration alludes to Auschwitz as it combines the International Holocaust Remembrance Day campaign logo, barbed wire and the Star of David. But this is not a random Star of David, nor a graphic design. The textile Star of David comes from Thessaloniki, was donated to the Jewish Museum of Greece by Rudolph and Erica Kounio-Amarilio and is part of the Museum's collection.