"Never again", the resounding message sent by students of the 1st Experimental High School of N. Ionia, at the official event of the Directorate of Secondary Education of Magnesia for Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024, held on 5.2.2024 in the school's auditorium.
At the event, the students moved, both with the performance of a play based on the book "The Three Dolls", as well as with the musical pieces they performed, but also with the tribute to the memory of the 1.500.000 Jewish martyrs and heroes, victims of Holocaust.
The speech of Christos Chomenidis* at the Holocaust commemoration event, in the Israeli Community of Volos
Normally we shouldn't be talking, ladies and gentlemen. Normally, today, here, we should all be silent, deep in thought.
Normally we shouldn't even think about it. What does I think mean? I try means, I try as a person to put what happened, is happening, will happen in a sequence. To illuminate them with my mind. Let me explain them. To rationalize them. Can the Holocaust be rationalized? Can we bring it up to the standards of life, of History? Shall we regard it as one more incident in the endless succession of incidents in the ages of ages? I fear that this would lead to his relativization. Which would be blasphemy.
The commemoration of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust was celebrated again this year (4.2.2024) in Volos with all solemnity.
In an event co-organized by the Municipality of Volos, the Region of Thessaly and the Israeli Community of Volos, in Riga Feraio Square at 11:30, a memorial service was held by the Most Wise Rabbi Ilias Sabetai, followed by the laying of wreaths.
The organization for the National Day of Remembrance took place in the presence of the ambassador of Israel in our country, Noam Katz, who earlier had a meeting with the mayor of Volos, Achillea Beo, at the Volos town hall.
In his post on the account he maintains on Facebook, Mr. Intrusion stated: "And this year - as every year we have to do and we do - we paid the required honor to the Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish martyrs and heroes of the Holocaust". "We declared with our presence that we do not forget and that we will always strive to preserve the rights to life and its management for all people," he added.
In the context of the actions of I.K. Volos for Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Wednesday January 24, 2024, at the Museum of the City of Volos, the presentation of the book took place "Graphic Novel and Holocaust, Teaching Suggestions and Applications for Primary and Secondary Education".
The presentation was co-organized by the Directorate of Archives, Museums, Libraries of the Municipality of Volos, the Israeli Community of Volos, the Association of Philologists of Magnesia, the Museum of Children's and Adolescent Literature (BEL), the Plastelini bookstore and Ropi Publications.
The Association of Retired Merchants (OAEE-TAE) N. Magnesia, on 7.1.2024, in the context of the event for the cutting of the New Year's pie, honored four merchants including two members of the Israeli Community of Volos.
Ο Iakovos M. Maisis and Victor I. Philosopher were honored for their outstanding journey as traders, who have successfully continued the tradition of their family businesses.
The President of the Association, Mr. Georgakopoulos, emphasized the contribution of the honorees and presented them with honorary plaques in an emotional atmosphere. Also, an honorary plaque was presented to the company "After Maisis", which also includes the late Chaim Maisis.