Memories of the Nazi atrocity "awakened" on the evening of Thursday, January 25, 2024, in a crowded Larissa Municipal Conservatory, the events for the National Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust.

After the memorial service and the laying of wreaths in the city's Jewish Square, the lighting of candles in memory of the 6 million victims in the DOL amphitheater followed according to the program. The official greetings were of a symbolic nature: the governor of Thessaly, Mr. Dimitris Kouretas, the mayor of Larissa, Mr. Thanasis Mamakos, the president of the Central Jewish Council of Greece, Mr. David Saltiel, and the president of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community of Larissa, Mr. Moses Manouach, while the saying was recalled as a resounding message "Never again".

The main speaker of the evening was the historian Maria Efthymiou. In her statements to journalists, she emphasized that this is "an important day worldwide, because horrible events of a similar type and extent can easily happen again. Reviewing what happened in World War II only helps us as a human species."

The events were sealed with a musical tribute by the women's choir inDONNAtion under the direction of Dimitris Ktistakis.

Source: OnLarissa.gr 25.1.2024 (With videos of the speeches and photos)