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  • Golden Dawn’s gains in EU election signal failure of Greece’s crackdown

    May 27, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    The picture of Golden Dawn leaders being led away in shackles by masked policemen last September was supposed to be a defining image: Greek authorities cracking down on the country’s neo-Nazi party as a harbinger of its demise.

    Instead, soon there will be a new iconic image:...

  • Thessaloniki Jews to mark 70th anniversary of Nazi deportations

    March 14, 2013 | 8:18 am

    The Jewish community of Thessaloniki in northern Greece will hold a series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first deportations of the city’s Jews to Auschwitz.

    On March 15, 1943, the Nazis sent the first convoy of some 4,000 Jews from Thessaloniki to the...

  • Community Briefs: Greek and Jewish Concert, British Chief Rabbi Address Jews, Solar Power

    March 25, 2009 | 10:10 pm

    Greek and Jewish Concert Benefits College

    For nearly two centuries, Thessaloniki, Greece, reigned as the largest Jewish city in the world. Sephardic Jews expelled from their homes by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain found refuge there and even referred to the area as the...