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  • Thessaloniki’s mayor wants his Greek city to remember its vibrant Jewish past

    July 5, 2016 | 11:52 am

    “I am proud to be a Vlach,” says Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city.

    Ostensibly, we’re here at the Washington Hilton to discuss Boutaris’ bid to put the Jewish back in Thessaloniki, a city — perhaps best known as Salonika —once home to the...

  • Shlomo Venezia, who survived being an Auschwitz Sonderkommando, dies

    October 2, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Shlomo Venezia, a Holocaust survivor who wrote about his experiences in an Auschwitz Sonderkommando unit and spent years bearing personal testimony to the Shoah, has died.

    Venezia, who was born in Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece, died Sept. 30 in Rome at the age of 88.


  • Salonika Holocaust memorial desecrated

    June 20, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    A Holocaust memorial in the Greek city of Salonika was vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans.

    In the June 17 incident, the word “Lies” was written on the bronze plaque dedicated to the 50,000 Jews of Salonika who perished during the Holocaust.

    The vandalism...

  • Language institute helping Ladino revival

    By Jerome Socolovsky

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Daddo & the Ladino Voice (live)
    Click the BIG ARROW for "Adio Querida (Goodbye, My Love)"

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Even at 94 and with eyes that barely see, Angela Pipano vividly recalls her memories of life as a child in Salonika, Greece.

    She remembers a city with more Jews...